Burglar arrested while opening Christmas presents

PUBLISHED: 07:20 23 December 2018 | UPDATED: 18:12 23 December 2018

Nelson Street, Norwich. Photo: Google

Nelson Street, Norwich. Photo: Google


A man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary after being ‘caught red handed’ opening a family’s Christmas presents.

The 38-year-old man was disturbed whilst unwrapping the presents at 8pm on Saturday evening at a house on Nelson Street in Norwich.

He was arrested at the scene.

Norwich Police tweeted: “Hopefully the occupiers Christmas has been saved!”

A resident on Nelson Street, that did not want to be named said: “It doesn’t surprise me that there was a burglary, Blue flashing lights are a normal thing on our road.

“It’s an awful thing to happen, especially so close to Christmas! I think it’s every family’s worst nightmare.”

The man remains in police custody at this time and enquiries are continuing.

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