Boy, 14, arrested in huge burglar hunt
POLICE have arrested a 14-year-old following a huge wave of house burglaries in Exeter.
The raids have taken place overnight – many while residents have been sleeping upstairs – and officers say homes with poor security have been targeted.
A 14-year-old from Exeter has been arrested in connection with two dwelling burglaries and a drugs offence.
Enquires into the crimewave are continuing and police are appealing for anyone with information on the burglaries or stolen property to contact them. DC Matt Burnell, of Exeter CID, said: "This has gone on since the end of July.
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"It is on a scale that I cannot remember happening before. We are extremely concerned about it. The loss of property and sentimental items such as jewellery is always a concern. We want people to feel safe in their own home."