Cash and jew­els taken in spate of bur­glar­ies

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others - By Sam Wil­liams

Jew­ellery and cash were taken dur­ing a spate of day-time bur­glar­ies in Ash­ford.

Po­lice have now launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion af­ter four homes were bro­ken into on Tues­day of last week.

Of­fi­cers say they are try­ing to iden­tify whether the four breakins are con­nected.

The first hap­pened at a house in Church Road, Ken­ning­ton, some­time be­tween 11.15am and 1.30pm.

The own­ers re­ported money and jew­ellery had been stolen.

An­other prop­erty was bur­gled in School Road, in Hoth­field, some­time be­tween 1.30pm and 4.15pm.

Again, cash and jew­ellery were taken.

The third and fourth raids took place at a house in Park Road, Ken­ning­ton, be­tween 1.55pm and 5.05pm and at a house in Kingsnorth Road some­time be­tween 2pm and 3.57pm.

It is not known if any­one was home when the thefts oc­curred, but there no re­ported in­juries.

Det Insp Mark Weller said: “Th­ese re­ports are be­ing fully in­ves­ti­gated by our of­fi­cers and at this stage our in­quiries are on­go­ing.

“It is too early to say with cer­tainty whether th­ese re­ports may be linked.”

Det Insp Weller has ad­vised res­i­dents to take ac­tion to re­duce their chances of be­com­ing a vic­tim of bur­glary.

His ad­vice in­cludes al­ways lock­ing your doors and win­dows when out; never leav­ing keys or valu­ables on dis­play near win­dows; and never leav­ing large amounts of cash around the house.

Det Insp Weller added: “I would urge any­one who may have in­for­ma­tion on th­ese re­ports to con­tact Kent Po­lice on 01843 222289.

“Al­ter­na­tively, you con­tact Kent Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.”

‘It is too early to say with cer­tainty whether th­ese re­ports may be linked’

Pic­ture: Think­stock Im­age Li­brary

Four homes were bro­ken into in a mat­ter of hours last Tues­day

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