Early hour patrols arrest two men on suspicion of Hartlepool thefts

Two men were arrested in the early hours by police teams who have taken to patrolling the streets of Hartlepool at night.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 4:27 pm

Cleveland Police has said the pair were arrested as part of the ongoing joint patrols carried out by neighbourhood teams, CID and Special Constables in the town.

A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft at 2.30am on Thursday, April 1.

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Cleveland Police's Hartlepool teams have been out on patrol overnight to help keep the town's communities safe.

He has been released under investigation while detectives’ inquiries continue.

A 38-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of two counts of motor vehicle interference at 9pm last night.

He was also arrested on suspicion of theft from a shop.

The force have said overnight patrols combine a uniform presence and plain clothes officers in response to local people’s concerns about burglary and attempted theft.

Hartlepool’s Temporary Chief Inspector Mark Haworth said: “Officers are working round the clock to deliver community-based policing.

"This work will continue.”

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