BREAKING NEWS: Four teenagers arrested and one charged following spate of burglaries in and around Rugby

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POLICE have arrested four teenagers and charged one of them in connection with a number of burglaries in and around Rugby.

Jay Bennett, 18, of Shulmans Walk, Coventry was charged with conspiring to commit burglary with intent to steal between March 6 and March 17 at a number of addresses in Warwickshire.

The addresses are Rugby Road Bulkington, Northbourne Drive Nuneaton, Percival Road Rugby, three addresses in The Arbours Rugby, Edward Tyler Road Bedworth, Newland Lane Ash Green Coventry, Smorral Lane Bedworth, Scots Close Rugby, Welsh Road West Southam, Old Road Southam, Coventry Road Bulkington and Golf Drive Nuneaton.

Bennett was arrested on Saturday and following questioning was charged today (Monday).

Three other teenagers from Coventry who are aged 15, 16 and 17 years old were also arrested by Warwickshire officers from an address in Coventry on Saturday on suspicion of burglary. Following questioning they were released on conditional police bail pending further enquiries.

On Friday officers recovered a VW Golf abandoned in Coventry and are investigating whether this may be connected to recent burglaries.

Officers investigating the burglaries are continuing to appeal for witnesses to suspicious activity around recently burgled properties. Please contact DS 0237 Todd Lomax on 02476 483003 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.