Suspected burglar chased by residents in Kempston is later arrested


A man was arrested in Kempston last night, Monday, November 24, after residents spotted an out of place push bike and a man acting suspiciously.

At around 10.15pm last night Police received a call that two residents of Basen Close, Kempston, were pursuing a man they had seen acting suspiciously in their area.

The area had been subject to a number of recent break-ins in which push bikes had been seen or used by the offenders. After spotting a strange bike in their area two residents pursued the man, who had been acting suspiciously, across several gardens.

Police were on the scene within minutes and took over the pursuit, detaining one man at around 10.25pm after a short foot chase. He was arrested in Cemetery Road on suspicion of burglary and is currently in custody. The man was dressed all in black and had been wearing a hi-vis jacket.

Detective Inspector Gayner Coulson, investigating, said: “We take the burglaries in this area very seriously and have a team of highly talented investigators, including forensics experts, working tirelessly to resolve the problem. We would like to hear from anybody in the area who might have seen anything unusual or knows anything about the other burglaries.” Anyone with information relating to this incident can contact DI Gayner Coulson, in confidence, at Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.