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Suspected thief “caught pulling wheelie bin loaded with £ 5,000 alcohol” on Washington street UK News

A dog walker has been congratulated by police after spotting a suspected thief pulling a wheelie bin loaded with £ 5,000 of alcohol that was allegedly stolen.

At around 7 a.m. on Thursday, an eagle-eyed member of the public contacted officers claiming he saw a suspicious man in the Laurens Court neighborhood in Concord, Wash.

The intoxicated man reportedly carried a wheelie bin full of wine, spirits and beer down the road with great difficulty.

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Response officers quickly arrived at the scene and found a man in possession of a huge shipment of alcohol, as well as a large amount of electronic equipment and food.

It soon became apparent that there had been a burglary at The Mill House in Blackfell, Birtley, earlier in the morning.

A 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and the items – including £ 5,000 of alcohol – were seized by police. An investigation is underway into the findings.

Chief Inspector Nicola Wearing, Northumbria Police Department, said: “The public are our eyes and ears in the community and I want to thank those who contacted us after seeing a man act so suspiciously.

“He was seen pulling a wheelie bin full of liquor bottles and electronics down the road.

“This public information enabled us to immediately deploy resources to the area and found a huge amount of theft suspected there, as well as a man matching the appellant’s description.

“He was then taken into custody. An investigation is underway, but we would like to thank everyone who has helped so far – and hope this positive action will reassure businesses and residents in our area.

The arrested man was released on bail.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the police through the “Tell Us Something” page of the police website or by calling 101 citing the newspaper NP-20210715-0174.

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