ALMOST £4,000 worth of valuables and other items have been stolen in three Droitwich burglaries which happened within a day of each other.
The first took place at Ladywood between 10am and 5.55pm last Tuesday (April 22).
After forcing the French doors at the back of the house, the thieves escaped with 800 cigarettes and 50 villager cigars – worth a combined £380 – along with 100 Eastern Caribbean dollars, equating to £200.
Two cameras – a Pentax Optio S12 and a Pentax K110D – were also taken. They were worth £450.
Then the day after, on Wendesday (April 23), raiders broke into two houses in Bays Meadow – both happened between 3pm and 6pm.
The first one saw them smashed the double-glazed glass in the back door with a hammer, taking £1,000 worth of jewellery, a £130 Kindle fire, a £500 64GB white iPad and its purple cover.
Then, after the burglars gained access to the second home by forcing the back door, £2,000 and the safe it was in, a £60 HTC Desire phone, a £200 Swarovski bracelet, a £40 white watch and a £45 Fred Perry wallet were all taken.
On the same afternoon – between 2.20pm and 5.30pm – an attempted burglary was carried out in Crutch Lane.
On that occasion windows were smashed and another window was forced so the thieves could get in.
But they were disturbed when the alarm went off and they were forced to flee empty-handed.
Officers from West Mercia Police believe the two burglaries in Bays Meadow are linked and are now looking into whether the others are.
Witnesses or anyone with any information should call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.