Kent Police officers caught two men in a loft when they arrived at Canterbury Christchurch University following a report of a break-in.
Patrols were called to the business centre within the university in Harbledown at around 6pm on Sunday 6 February 2022, where the pair were found and detained on suspicion of burglary.
Officers seized a handheld angle grinder along with some copper piping, believed to have been stolen from the site. This was the second time the premises had been targeted that day with an earlier break-in reported at around 1am.
The two men, aged 31 and 41 from Canterbury, have been released on bail until 28 February 2022 and remain under investigation following both incidents.
Inspector Guy Thompson from the Community Safety Unit said: ‘We urge residents and businesses in Canterbury to remain vigilant to this type of offending and report anything suspicious to us straight away.‘Whilst some burglars are part of organised groups, many are just opportunistic, so take some time to check your security arrangements, ensure burglar alarms are on, good lighting is installed to help illuminate a premises, and CCTV is set up to make it as hard as possible for thieves.’Inspector Guy Thompson