On Monday night three teenagers were arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft of a vehicle after police spotted a suspicious car on Stockwood Lane which failed to stop.
After a pursuit the suspects were found hiding near Eastwood Road. A boy and girl aged 15 and a 16-year-old girl, all from south Bristol, who were arrested at the scene, have now been bailed pending inquiries.
And as a result of police inquires, another two people were arrested last night in connection with the burglaries. A 23-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy, both from Hartcliffe, were today in custody at Broadbury Road Police Station. Property recovered from their address had been stolen during a burglary on 23rd July from a house in Brislington.
Detective Sergeant Richard Barnston, who is leading the investigation, said: “Creeper burglaries are very traumatic and unsettling for victims – burglars break into houses and steal whilst people are asleep in their beds upstairs. Often they take car keys which they find in an obvious place and steal people’s cars right off their driveways whilst they’re sleeping.
“Before you go up to bed, please remember to secure and lock all doors and windows so that thieves don’t have an easy route into your house.
“It is also worth making sure your car keys are not readily visible on a table or by a window – put them away in a secure drawer.”