A SERIES of burglaries in Pershore and Bredon which all happened on the same day last week are being linked by police.

The four break-ins all happened between midday and 9pm on Monday, February 24.

Between 12.25pm and 8.40pm burglars got into the back garden of a house in Bredon and forced their way through the back door.

They took jewellery including an opal ring and earrings, gold necklaces, a silver Tissot watch with a stone missing from the winder, a men’s Tag Heuer watch and a pair of zig-zag shaped diamond earrings.

Between 4.45pm and 8.45pm the same day another house in the same street was broken into.

The burglars smashed glass in the back door to get in before searching the house and stealing jewellery and a pink Nintendo DS Lite and five games.

Burglars also struck at a house in Worcester Road, Pershore, between 4.15pm and 8.30pm the same day. The culprits smashed a glass panel in the back door and searched the house but did not take anything.

Another house in the same area was also targeted between 8am and 7.30pm that day when burglars entered the rear garden and smashed a window in the conservatory door. They tried to force a dining room window and kitchen door but failed.

Detective Constable Kris Stevens of Worcester Proactive CID urged anyone so saw any suspicious behaviour in either areas during the afternoon or evening of Monday, February 24 to contact police.

“Also if anyone heard anything unusual we urge them to get in touch,” he said.

“We want householders in the Vale of Evesham area to be extremely vigilant as there have been a number of burglaries recently in the towns and villages. If anyone sees or hears anything suspicious or unusual in their neighbourhood they should contact us immediately.

“Also, always make sure windows and doors are locked when leaving a property and place keys out of sight.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 and ask for DC Kris Stevens and Worcester Proactive CID.

Information can also be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org

More information of protecting your property can be found at westmercia.police.uk/advice-centre/home-and-garden-security.html