Police officers were doing routine patrols in the Newton Park area on Saturday night when they noticed someone had left their front gate open in Burt Drive.
“The officers approached the house and found a man in the yard. When they identified themselves, he started to run for the gate, dropping something on the ground as he ran,” she said.
After apprehending the man, 49, the officers decided to investigate further.
They searched the flatlet the man occupied, a storeroom at the back of the house and the rest of the yard, finding drugs, cash and suspected stolen goods.