Two Barrow men arrested as detectives investigate burglaries

Two men aged 31 and 46 from the Barrow were arrested this week on suspicion of burglaries committed in Ecclerigg, Windermere.

The first offence was reported on 6 December 2022 and the second offence was at the same address and reported on 17 January 2023.

Westmorland and Furness CID arrested the two men on 30 January. They have both released on bail until 4th March while enquiries continue.

The arrests are part of an ongoing investigation into similar reports of rural burglaries in the South Cumbria area over the past three months.

Remember to take steps to protect your own home from burglars:

  • Always lock any access gates that lead to your garden or shed
  • Keep valuables in your home – not in your garden or in the shed
  • Keep wheelie bins away from garden fences to prevent access to your garden
  • Visibly and permanently mark any property stored in your shed, keep a note of any  serial numbers
  • Ensure the door to your shed is secure, use close shackle padlocks
  • Where possible chain tools, lawnmowers, strimmers, ladders etc to a fixed object  inside the shed
  • Use coach bolts or non-return screws to secure door hinges
  • Consider locating your shed where you can see it from your house
  • Consider installing a shed alarm and security lighting

More advice: Home and Garden Safety – Cumbria Constabulary

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