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Man arrested following spate of burglaries in Poundbury
12:00pm Thursday 10th January 2013 in Latest
A 28-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested following a spate of burglaries in Poundbury.
Richard Mark Riley, 28, from Dorchester was arrested on suspicion of burglaries that took place in the Highdown Avenue and Aconbury Avenue areas of Poundbury over the Christmas period.
Riley was subsequently charged with the two burglaries and remanded in police custody.
He was due to appear in court today.
PC Mike Brown of Dorchester South Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “We continue to forge a very close working relationship with the residents association and the three home watch groups on Poundbury to work in partnership to reduce crime and keep our communities safe.
“In light of the recent burglaries we will continue in our efforts to target further criminal activity both on Poundbury and all areas of the Dorchester section”.
This arrest follows on from a second male being arrested in early December for a burglary in the Woodlands Crescent area of Poundbury.
A 20-year-old male from London was arrested and charged with the burglary.
Anyone with information in relation to these or any other crimes should call the police in confidence via 101.