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.

If anyone has any information they should call 101.