A MAN was arrested by Chard police while ‘pretending to be a carpet’, following four burglaries in the town last week.

Two people are still wanted by police in relation to the incidents, which all took place in the early hours of Wednesday, June 12.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said two burglaries were reported in Brutton Way, one in Wambrook Close and one in Queen’s Close.

In the Wambrook Close case, a black Ford Focus was stolen and later crashed in Summerfields Road in Chard.

A man was taken into custody on Monday morning in relation to the incidents.

PC Rob Jameson, neighbourhood police team sergeant, said: “A young male has been arrested by PC Alan Hollick on suspicion of four burglaries that have happened recently in Chard.

“Officers from Operation Remedy, which is the specialist burglary, county lines drugs and knives unit, are going to interview him.

“We always advise that people report offences to us. We know that there were a number of offences that occurred that we haven’t been told about.

“For crimes in progress call 999, or if the crime has already taken place, you can contact the improved 101 non-emergency line.

“We ask that people please remember to lock their cars and front doors. These burglaries all happened in insecure premises.

“Our PCSOs have been out door-to-door providing prevention advice and giving guidance for appropriate measures.

“In one of the incidents a car was stolen, and subsequently we are looking for two other people who were seen in those stolen cars.”

The force took to Twitter to confirm the arrest.

A spokesperson said: “Chard beat manager PC Al Hollick arrested a wanted burglar this morning from a cupboard where he was pretending to be a carpet.

“Op Remedy officers now dealing. Others are sought for being involved in some associated offences with the suspect.”

The arrests came after a number of reports from members of the public that a person had been caught on CCTV trying car and front doors in Bubwith Road and Bubwith Close, also in the early hours of June 12.

One homeowner, David Carrico Guerra, spotted a person near his home on CCTV on Wednesday morning.

He said: “I only knew because my neighbour told me that someone was checking the houses.

“He caught them on his CCTV first, and I also have CCTV in front of my house and by the footage you can see them checking the doors.

“I am angry, furious and upset.”

Chard mum Louise Robinson also spotted a person at around 3.30am.

“It is scary. We have small children,” she said.

“I am on much higher alert now than I should have to be, which is stressful.”