Spate of burglaries around Harrowby Road and Harrowby Lane in Grantham

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Lincolnshire Police officers are urging householders in the areas of Harrowby Road to Harrowby Lane in Grantham to remain vigilant after a series of burglaries.

Recently, three burglaries have taken place in the area, the first on Tuesday May 20 on Harrowby Road.

The offender or offenders are thought to have entered the property in the afternoon or evening through a rear door, and a purse was taken from a handbag. (incident 128 of 21/05/2014)

Then at around 3pm on Wednesday May 21 a break-in was reported to have occurred at another property on Harrowby Road, and again a purse was taken from a handbag inside the property while a number of tools were stolen from the garden. (incident 278 of 21/05/2014)

The third burglary was reported to have taken place at a house on Hill Avenue at around 9.20pm on Sunday May 25.

The offender or offenders are thought to have entered through a rear door and carried out an untidy search of the property, stealing a quantity of cash. (incident 442 of 25/05/2014)

Inspector Gary Stewart, of Grantham Community Patrol, said: “We are asking people to be aware of recent burglaries that appear to be concentrated around the areas of Harrowby Road to Harrowby Lane.

“They have all taken place from 3pm onwards. We are reminding people to remain vigilant and to keep properties secure, as well as to be on the lookout for any suspicious activity in the area.

“If you see anything that seems out of the ordinary or strikes you as odd please do report it to police. Sometimes what might not seem like important information can help us build up a crime picture and we are grateful for all intelligence from the public.

“We want people to know that Lincolnshire Police are committed to tackling this and are doing everything we can to put a stop to it.”

Anyone who has any information relating to any of the incidents, or who saw or heard anything suspicious, is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting the references given.

Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.