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Harrogate fireman apprehends Tesco’s burglar

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Fire ServiceThe North Yorkshire Service were called to the Superdrug on Cambridge Street at 21:19 last night (4th November 2011) with reports of a smell of burning.

Units were deployed from and Knaresborough with the aerial platform also attending.

Whilst the crews waited for a key holder to arrive, the fireman in the aerial platform cradle noticed a man exit the adjacent Tesco’s Store being closely followed by a member of the Tescos staff. The fireman  thought it looked very suspicious so jumped from the platform and apprehended the man.

Minutes before the man had burgled the Tesco store of a substantial amount of money and was arrested at the scene by .

A 33 year old man has now been charged with and will appear before Harrogate Magistrates Court on Monday morning.




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