CHARD NEWS: Burglary suspect arrested thanks to witness and PCSO

CHARD NEWS: Burglary suspect arrested thanks to witness and PCSO

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of burglary at a building site in Chard - thanks to a call from a witness and the local knowledge of a Police Community Support Officer.

A vigilant witness spotted someone on the premises in Forton Road, Chard, and called it in as the site was closed due to the coronavirus lockdown.

The call came at about 12.40pm on Sunday (April 19). While officers deployed to the main gate, PCSO Joshua Andrew went to a side entrance.

He found a man who claimed to have been asked to carry out some work on site and checked his story with a call to the construction company.

A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary just before 1pm and later released under investigation.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Rob Jameson said: "We're grateful to the witness who called 999 to report the incident as it happened and to Josh for his local knowledge which enabled this arrest. Our enquiries continue."

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