LAPTOPS and jewellery were among items stolen during three daytime burglaries in Redditch on Monday, January 28.
Thieves broke into two neighbouring houses in Cheswick Close, Winyates, between 12.45-3pm, stealing a Dell Inspiron laptop with an Australian two-pin plug on it (its adapter was also taken), a Panasonic Lumix camera, a white metal bracelet and ring and cash from the first property and caused several hundred pounds of damage.
They then made a hole in the garden fence to get to the neighbours house. Nothing was taken from this property but again they caused hundreds of pounds damage.
A further daytime burglary took place in Campden Close, Crabbs Cross, between 2-7.15pm. Thieves stole a substantial amount of jewellery including a white gold solitaire diamond ring, two gents Fossil watches and a Garmin 305 GPS watch, as well as a black Acer laptop (with a key missing next to the space bar) and a white Acer notebook in a black case.
Detective Constable Claire Johnson said: "As the burglaries happened during the day we are hoping someone may have seen the burglars in the area.
"We do not know if the offenders were on foot or in a vehicle so we are eager to hear from anyone who remembers seeing suspicious activity around either of these areas, especially any cars parked in unusual circumstances.
"If anyone is offered items for sale similar to those stolen, particularly a Dell laptop with a two-pin plug, and is unsure of their origin, I would urge them to call the police straight away."
Witnesses or anyone with information about the burglaries should contact Det Con Johnson on 101, quoting incident 473-S-280113, or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Home security advice is available at www.westmercia.police.uk/ and anyone who does not have access to a computer can also get advice from their nearest police station.