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Man arrested following burglary series in Newport

Officers have been making enquiries in the Newport area in relation to a burglary series.

The incidents we are investigating are as follows:

Overnight on 28 May, a warehouse unit was broken into on Riverway, Newport.
At around 11pm on 30 May, a residential address was broken into on Riverway, Newport. Threats were made towards the occupants, and cash and mobile phones were stolen.
Attempted break-in at an address on Whitcombe Road, Newport, reported to police at 11.20am on Thursday 3 June.
Aggravated burglary at an address on Nunnery Lane, Newport, between 2.45am and 4am on Friday 4 June. Threats were made towards the occupants, who were then made to drive to a cashpoint to withdraw money.
Following enquiries, a 25-year-old man, of no fixed abode, has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary, burglary and kidnap. He remains in custody at this time.

The kidnap element relates to the allegation that the victims in the Nunnery Lane incident were made to drive to a cashpoint.

As part of this investigation, police are also looking at suspicious incidents reported in the Marvel Lane and Whitcombe Road areas on 2 and 3 June whereby a man has attended addresses asking for clothing and water.

If you have any information about the burglary incidents, or the suspicious incidents, please call police on 101 quoting 44210217123.

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