Warning after spate of overnight burglaries

November 03 2017

POLICE are issuing a renewed warning about car keys being targeted by burglars while households sleep following a spate of incidents.

POLICE are issuing a renewed warning about car keys being targeted by burglars while households sleep following a spate of incidents.

It follows five so-called ‘creeper’ burglaries which took place overnight from Wednesday to Thursday October 4-5.

The keys to a Renault Megane were taken from a house in Seymour Road (ref 5217226944), just after 2am on the Thursday. The car was stolen and found abandoned in New Cheltenham Road at about 3am.

Between midnight and 6am thieves broke into a house in Baden Road, Kingswood (ref 5217226978). They stole a handbag, which was later found empty by a resident in Grimsby Road, an iPad Air, a Hewlett Packard laptop, cash, bank cards and Apple and Samsung mobile phones. The burglars then made off in a black Mini One and a bronze Mercedes C180, stolen with keys taken from the house. 

Overnight Wednesday to Thursday a home in Courtney Way, Kingswood (ref 5217226991) was broken into. A Michael Kors handbag and purse, cash in dollars and sterling, an Armani ladies' watch, a Hugo Boss men’s watch, a Pandora necklace and earrings, several Playstation games, an Apple iPad mini, John Paul Gautier perfume and a Sky Q hub were taken.

Officers are investigating two other incidents in which nothing was stolen.

The first happened in Cloverlea Road, Oldland Common (ref 5217226933) at about 1.20am on the Thursday. The householders disturbed two men in balaclavas who had entered the property. The men made off empty-handed.

Just after 3am the front door of a house in Orchard Road, Kingswood (ref 5217226948) was forced but the two would-be burglars made off empty-handed after the doorbell went off.Neighbourhood Sergeant Darren Warr said: "Always turn the key when you lock up at night and set the alarm if you have one, and never leave your keys in the back of the door, or in view from a window or letterbox. Put them safely out of sight.

If you can help, get in touch with police online, www.avonandsomerset.police.uk or call 101, quoting the reference.