Two arrested in Washington on suspicion of burglary

Two boys have been arrested on suspicion of burglary.
Two boys have been arrested on suspicion of burglary.

A pair of teenagers have been arrested after vigilant members of the public reported suspicious activity to police.

The boys, who are 16 and 17, were arrested after a resident contacted police at 3.30am today.

The caller was reporting a possible burglary in Waterloo Walk, Sulgrave, Washington, and the pair were arrested on suspicion of burglary when officers arrived.

Superintendent Sav Patsalos said: "I'd like to thank the member of public who contacted us and gave us crucial information about a possible burglary in progress and praise the quick response of the officers involved.

"Tackling burglary is a priority for us and we're committed to taking action and ensuring those who are responsible are put before the courts."

Northumbria Police is currently running a Beat The Burglar campaigned, aimed at tackling burglaries and raising awareness of the steps members of the public can take to help prevent themselves from being a victim.