Suspected burglar caught in Ilford after tip-offs from residents

A suspected burglar was caught by police after tip-offs by members of the public.

Officers were called to Leyswood Drive, Ilford, at 7pm on March 14 to reports that three men in a Ford Focus car were acting suspiciously.

They stopped the vehicle in nearby Mendip Road, but just one man was inside. A search was conducted, but nothing found.

Officers then received a call 15 minutes later reporting a burglary in Mendip Road. They stopped a man who was about to drive away in a different car and arrested him on suspicion of burglary.

He has been bailed pending further enquiries. The other two men have not been located.

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If anyone has any information they should call 101.

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