Jewellery And Electrical Items Stolen In Bromsgrove Burglaries
Police are appealing for witnesses and information after two burglaries in Bromsgrove.
Both happened on Tuesday 16 October.
One occurred between 7.40am and 4pm in Green Hill, in the Burcot area of the district.
Thieves broke into the house by smashing a window, causing £150 damage, and stole items including a black Sony laptop worth £2,000, two Kindle eBooks worth £150 each, a silver and pearl necklace containing five inset pearls worth £200, a white gold necklace worth £50, a Stuart Crystal vase worth £46, US dollars worth £150, and a small amount of sterling.
The other happened between 1.30pm and 7pm in New Road, Aston Fields.
A front door was forced, causing £100 damage, and a black Toshiba laptop and a grey Sony Vaio laptop stolen (no values available).
At this stage they are not believed to be linked but police would like to hear from anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious activity in either area. As both burglaries happened during daylight detectives are hoping that someone out for a walk or driving past may have seen something suspicious, especially on busy New Road.
House to house inquiries have been carried out in both areas, high visibility patrols have been increased, and leaflets have been delivered door to door.
West Mercia Police last month launched Citadel, a new force-wide initiative aimed at driving down the number of burglaries. It involves the deployment of a range of operational tactics to catch burglars and a targeted crime prevention advice campaign.
Residents are reminded to ensure their homes are locked at all times and not to leave windows open when they are out or leave keys where they can be reached by thieves.
More crime prevention advice can be found on the force website at http://www.westmercia.police.uk/ under the advice centre section.
Witnesses or anyone with information about either burglary should contact West Mercia Police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident 461-S-161012 for the Green Hill burglary or 266-n-161012 for the New Road burglary, or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Issued: Friday 19 October 2012