Detectives investigating a burglary of fishing equipment and bikes in Margate have made two arrests.

In the early hours of 29 October 2022, a private address in the High Street was burgled.

Items including two bicycles, a boat engine, a fishing box including fishing reels, seven fishing rods, and a number of tools were reported stolen.

As part of ongoing enquiries into the incident, officers arrested a 42-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman, both from Margate, on suspicion of burglary on Friday 18 November. They were released on bail until 14 February 2023.

Take some simple crime prevention steps

Residents can take simple crime prevention steps to keep their homes secure as part of Kent Police’s annual burglary awareness campaign.

Remember to…

  •     Lock windows, side gates and garages.
  •     Consider installing CCTV and security alarms.
  •     Use timers for internal lighting and radios to make your home look occupied.
  •     Put bins away so they cannot be used to climb on.
  •     Lock garden tools away securely to stop them being stolen or used to break into your home.
  •     Be careful what you post online and on social media regarding valuables and your movements.
  •     Keep a record of serial numbers relating to your electrical goods and store it somewhere safe, away from the products themselves.
  •      Any suspicious behaviour should always be reported to Kent Police straight away via 101 (or 999 if the crime is in progress) or via our website or live chat.

By Ed

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