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Homeowners warned after spate of Worcester burglaries
PEOPLE living in St John’s are being urged to keep their homes secure overnight after burglars went on a crime spree.
Three homes were broken into within 24 hours from Thursday to Friday last week, while the Grosvenor Arms pub in Henwick Road was targeted in the early hours of this morning.
Two of the burgled houses were in Penhill Crescent while the other was in McIntyre Road and camera equipment, a laptop, a games console and a GPS system were stolen.
The bar area of the Grosvenor Arms was broken into, with a TV and cash being stolen.
However, officers patrolling the area at 6am in response to the burglaries intercepted two youths on bicycles in Drake Avenue, Dines Green.
The youngsters escaped when officers tried to arrest them, but they left behind one of their bicycles and a TV, which was from the pub.
DI Richard Rees said: “The recovery of the TV and bike give us some leads to pursue, but I really need the public's help in stopping this small series of burglaries in St Johns.
“All three houses were broken into via unsecured doors or windows and mostly in the early hours, so I want to appeal to local residents to please make sure their homes are properly locked up at night before they go to bed.
“With the muggy nights we are experiencing at the moment, a lot of people are keeping their windows open, but please don't leave any open that are downstairs or potentially accessible upstairs, for example via a flat roof.
“Also, if you see any suspicious activity in the St Johns area, particularly early in the morning, please contact the police.”
DI Rees can be contacted via the non-emergency police number 101 or information can be passed on anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.