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Spate of Vale raids spark appeal

Evesham Editorial 20th Feb, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A SPATE of burglaries across Badsey and Broadway has seen jewellery, cash, a wallet and an electronic notepad by thieves.

Nine burglaries have been reported in the pictureqsue areas recently, with many of the raids taking place over a five day period from last Friday, February 13 and Wednesday (February 18).

Officers from West Mercia Police are renewing their appeal to the local communities for information following a spate of raids.

Offenders forced entry to most of the properties which were on Smallbrook Road, Morris Road, Mills Close and Salubrious in Broadway.

Properties in Greenhill, Binyon Close, Horsebridge Avenue were among those targeted in Badsey while the raiders are also believed to have struck in Beckford in Tewksbury.

Jewellery, cash, a wallet, an electronic notepad and perfume are some of the belongings which were stolen in the burglaries.

Two burglaries took place on Morris Road, one an attempted burglary at about 6pm on Monday (February 16).

Police believe the offenders attempted to force entry to the property but were disturbed by a neighbour.

The offenders were two men, in their teens, with slim builds, both wearing grey hooded tops with the hoods up covering their faces.

They made off in the direction of the Lygon Arms and the High Street.

Police would like to hear from anyone who saw two men of this description in the area at the time.

In relation to the burglaries in Badsey, the offenders are thought to have parked their vehicle in Pack Close and anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area is urged to call police.

Officers are also eager to hear from any residents who use CCTV cameras outside their properties in any of the affected areas as the footage may hold vital information to help police with their inquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC 31 Pete Ryland of Proactive CID in Worcester on 101, extension 4938 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org