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Concerns as daytime break-ins continue
1:50pm Friday 8th March 2013 in News
POLICE have issued a warning to homeowners after a spate of daytime burglaries in Redditch.
The latest break-ins happened between 9.40am and 1.30pm on Monday, March 4 in Berkeley Close near Winyates West and between 9.15am and 4.30pm Wednesday, March 6, in Jersey Close near Beoley.
In the Berkeley Close incident a conservatory door was forced, and a search made of the bedrooms.
Jewellery and a Galaxy tablet computer were stolen by the offenders, who took a suitcase from the house to carry the property in.
In the Jersey Close incident a glass panel in a rear door was smashed, and a 28 inch Sony TV was taken.
The break-ins are being linked to similar burglaries in Southcrest on February 15 and Webheath on February 27.
Detective Constable Clare Johnson of West Mercia Police said: “All of the burglaries have occurred during the day, and access gained through rear doors or windows.
“We are urging residents to ensure that intruders cannot get into the back gardens of their homes by checking walls and fences are secure, and keeping side gates locked."
She added: “The latest burglaries, in Berkeley Close and Jersey Close, are noteworthy because the offenders took a suitcase from one house and a large television set from the other.
“Someone carrying a suitcase or a TV is likely to have attracted attention, and we urge anyone who saw anything, or anyone else with information, to contact us on the non-emergency number 101 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”