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String of crimes affect North Warwickshire homes

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POLICE in North Warwickshire are appealing to the public for information after a string of Burglaries and other thefts have occurred in the area in recent days, over the new year period.

Eleven burglaries occures at homes as well as a number of thefts where a Kayak with paddels, two Mountain Bikes and a wallet containing cash were some of the items stolen.

Residents are urged to ensure that their homes, vehicles and gardens are as secure as possible to make it more difficult for would-be thieves to commit offences.

Any suspicions activity should also be reported to the police on 101 or 999 if there is a crime in progress.

The incidents are as follows:

Theft, Riddings Gardens, Polesworth

Incident 142 0f 30 December – At some point before 12.20pm on 30 December, offenders entered the rear garden of a home in Ridding Gardens, Polesworth and stole a white Piranha mountain bike, a 10ft white Kayak and 2 paddles.  The offenders are believed to have stolen the items through the side gate.

Theft – Trentham Road, Hartshill

Incident 67 of 31 December – At some point before 8.30am on 31 December, an offender stole a wallet from a windowsill at a home in Trentham Road, Hartshill.  The wallet contained a large quantity of cash.


Theft –  Manor Court Road & Beaumont Road, Nuneaton

Incident 374 of 30 December – At around 10.30pm on 30 December, a witness saw two young male offenders break into a vehicle parked outside a home in Manor Court Road, Nuneaton.  When the offenders realised they had been spotted, they ran off towards the petrol station.  One offender was taller than the other and wore a dark grey tracksuit and the other had a slim build and wore a blue hoodie and tracksuit bottoms.  Both are described as being between 14 and 16 years of age.

Incident 7 of 31 December – At just before 12.30am on 31 December, the residents of a home in Beaumont Road, Nuneaton heard a noise outside and looked out of a window to see 3 male offenders stealing a bicycle from their garden shed.  The three offenders ran off towards Queens Road.


Burglary – Grendon Road, Polesworth

Incident 254 of 31 December -Between 4.30 and 6.50pm on 31 December, offenders broke into a home in Grendon Road, Polesworth through a rear conservatory window. Once inside the house, the offenders shut the family dogs in the lounge before carrying out a search of the rest of the house.  The offenders managed to open a safe and stole a quantity of cash from inside.


Burglary – Sidmouth Close & Holsworthy Close, Nuneaton

Incident 345 of 31 December – Between 6 pm on 26 December and 11.55pm on 31 December, offenders broke into a home in Sidmouth Close, Nuneaton after smashing through the rear patio doors.  Once inside, the offenders carried out a very untidy search of the house, searching through jewellery boxes before making off with the television and numerous items of jewellery.

Incident 98 of 1 January – Between 1.15pm on 31 December and 3am on 1 January, offenders broke through a side gate and then smashed the rear patio window of a home in Holsworthy Close, Nuneaton to enter the premises.  The offenders carried out a search before making off with three Kindles and a purple flowered tin containing a quantity of cash in coins.


Burglaries at home in Marlowe Close, Galley Common

Incident 21 of 1 January – Between 10.30 pm on 31 December and 12.30am on 1 January, offenders broke into a home in Marlowe Close, and carried out a very untidy search of all rooms before making off with items of jewellery and 2 laptop computers.

Incident 130 of 1 January – At just before 4.30am on 1 January, offenders broke into the same house in Marlowe Close.  The residents of the house and a neighbour saw a small vehicle driving off at speed, with the boot open and this is believed to be connected.


Burglary – Kingswood Road, Nuneaton

Incident 28 of 1 January – Just before 1am on 1 January, the resident of a flat home in Kingswood Road, Nuneaton returned home to discover offenders inside the flat.  The resident jumped out of a window and left the premises.  It is not clear if anything was stolen.


Burglary – Eastfield Road, Nuneaton

Incident 210 of 1 January – At around 11.30am on 1 January, the resident of a home in Eastfield Road, Nuneaton noticed that the rear doors of a neighbouring home in Eastfield Road, Nuneaton had been smashed and could hear offenders inside the house. The witness could hear items of furniture being moved and called Police Officers.  The offenders made off before officers arrived and it is not clear at this time, exactly what was stolen.


Burglary, Hoggrills End Lane, Nether Whitacre

Incident 352 of 1 January – At some point before 6pm on 1 January, offenders broke into a home in Hoggrills End Lane, Nether Whitacre and stole a set of car keys.  The offenders  then used the keys to steal the vehicle from the driveway.


Burglary, Lichfield Road, Coleshill

Incident 417 of 1 January – At some point before 9.30pm on 1 January, offenders broke into a home in Lichfield Road, Coleshill by smashing through the rear kitchen door. Once inside, the offenders carried out a search.  it is not clear exactly what was stolen.


Burglary, Royal Meadow Drive, Atherstone

Burglary, Kingsbury Road, Curdworth

Incident 102 of 2 January – At some point before 11.45am on 2 January, offenders smashed a first floor window at a home in Kingsbury Road, Curdworth and entered the house to disable the intruder alarm system.  It is not clear if anything was stolen.


If you have information that you believe may be in connection with any of these incidents, please contact Warwickshire Police on 101, quoting the incident number given.

Police ask that residents remain vigilant around your area and report suspicious persons, vehicles or activity to the Police on 101.

Information can also be given anonymously to the Independent Charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website: www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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