Two teenagers have been arrested after two houses were broken into overnight in Trowbridge.

Police received reports of two separate calls this morning (October 30) of burglaries at houses in Baydon Close.

The first break-in was made through the front door, and car keys were stolen.

In the second incident, property was stolen from the unlocked front porch. Some of this has now been recovered.

Detective Sergeant Anthony King, from the Community Tasking Team, said: "We really want to stress the importance of making sure people are locking their doors and windows overnight and doing everything they can to make sure their home is secure.

"Very often these types of burglaries involve opportunist thieves who are trying front doors to find one which is unlocked, so they have quick, easy access to a home, where they can grab any items which may be of value.

"Please take a few minutes to go to our website and pick up tips on home security so you can try to decrease your chances of falling victim to burglary."

Police would like to hear from anyone in the Baydon Close area who has CCTV and might be able to assist with the investigation.

Two boys, aged 16 and 17, from Trowbridge, have been arrested on suspicion of two counts of burglary and are currently in police custody in Melksham.

Anyone with information should contact Det Sgt King on 101, quoting logs 24 and 46 of today. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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