POLICE are seeking information as they investigate a number of burglaries that have been reported in the area recently.

The first burglary occurred at a multi occupancy dwelling on Lodge Road in Redditch between 5.30pm and 6pm on Friday, July 11.

It appears the thieves entered this property through an insecure rear door and then stole a Samsung Galaxy S3 mobile phone and a wallet before making their escape.

The second burglary happened on Oakwood Road in Hollywood between 10pm on Monday, July 14 and 1.10am on Tuesday , July 15.

Sometime during the time period in question it appears thieves forced entry to the secure garage alongside the property and then stole an Evans Hybrid mountain bike from inside. The bike is described a being black with white and green markings on it.

The next break-in police are investigating took place on Nine Days Lane in Redditch between 11pm on Tuesday, July 15 and 5am on Wednesday, July 16.

It appears thieves forced their way inside via a door at the rear of the property and then stole some power tools, two air rifles and a generator from the conservatory and the garage before making their escape with the items.

In addition to these three burglaries, officers are also investigating two other incidents which took place on Tuesday, July 15.

The first occurred on Mearse Lane in Barnt Green between noon and 3pm when it seems the thieves managed to gain entry to the house but then did not steal anything, while in the second incident it appears thieves unsuccessfully tried to break into a property on Plymouth Road in the same area some time between 1pm and 5pm.

A police spokesman said: "Officers investigating these incidents are keeping an open mind as to whether any of them are linked but will clearly be looking at the possibility that the same offender or offenders are responsible for some of them.

“We would also like to remind people to do all they can to ensure their homes are secure when they go out, even if only for a short time, and also remember to report any suspicious behaviour or activity they see in case it is linked to criminality.

“Meanwhile, anyone who believes they may have information about any of the incidents police are investigating from the past few days is asked to call officers in the burglary unit in Redditch on 101 or 0300 333 3000 as soon as possible.

“Alternatively, please remember Crimestoppers can also be called anonymously on 0800 555 111 if you'd rather leave information without identifying yourself.”