Avon and Somerset Police report that they arrested two men aged 18 and 21 in the early hours of Monday 27th June, in connection with a burglary at a home in Bradley Stoke.
The news comes after a number of residents complained on the social networking site Twitter of being woken by a police helicopter hovering over their homes at around 2am.
After a scorching day on Sunday, it is thought that many house owners would have had bedroom windows open because of the heat, making them more likely to be disturbed by the “eye in the sky”.
Police say the helicopter was involved in a search of the area after the break-in.
The two men were later released on police bail pending further enquiries.
The burglary follows a similar incident in the Abbeywood area on Wednesday 22nd June, when five men were arrested on suspicion of stealing property from sheds and garages.
Neighbourhood Inspector Bob Evely said:
“It’s important to remember to lock up your home and secure doors and windows if you’re not in the same room.”
“But thieves are targeting sheds and garages to steal bicycles and other valuables – and often find tools they can then use to get into your home.”
“Use a hasp and staple fastening with a strong padlock on the door and good quality hinges. Fit a battery-powered alarm and make sure you mark all your property with your postcode and register it at www.immobilise.com. It’s also important to make sure you lock valuable bikes or mowers to a ground anchor with a strong chain.”
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