TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of carrying out a string of burglaries at commercial sites and thefts of power tools and electrical items from vehicles.

Now police investigating the series of non-dwelling burglaries in Trowbridge and surrounding areas are trying to identify the owners of a number of the suspected stolen items.

In January, officers from the Community Tasking Team arrested a 30-year-old man and a 19-year-old man on suspicion of a series of burglaries at commercial sites and thefts from vehicles.

These kind of thefts have plagued tradesmen across west Wiltshire, some of whose livelihoods have been placed at risk.

PC Tom Carver, from the Community Tasking Team, said: “Between December 2019 and January this year, we received a large number of reports of burglaries at commercial premises, as well as thefts from vehicles.

"As part of our enquiries, we have made two arrests, however, we are really keen to speak to anyone who believes they may have had items stolen.”

Both men have been released while further enquiries are carried out. As part of these enquiries, officers have seized a large number of power tools and electrical equipment, all believed to be stolen.

While some of the items have been reunited with their owners, officers are still trying to identify the owners of a large number of suspected stolen power tools and are trying to trace further victims.

If you think you may have been a victim, call 101 or email the Community Tasking Team on

Proof of ownership will be required.