Widespread burglaries across Rugby borough

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DURING the last couple of weeks several burglaries have taken place in and around Rugby, according to police.

On January 17 thieves broke into a house in Louisa Ward Close, Marton after forcing open the back door. Several items were stolen.

On January 20 burglars forced open a garage door in Woodleigh Road, Long Lawford. They moved several items and stolen a motorcycle, whilst they may have also entered the house.

At some point before 4pm on January 21 burglars kicked in the door of a flat in Griffiths House, Dovedale Close, Rugby. A Playstaion was stolen.

Between 2am on January 21 and 9.30am on January 22 offenders forced open the front door of a home in Coventry Road, Dunchurch and removed a panel from the back door. Several items were stolen.

Around 6.25am on January 22 a man was disturbed trying to break in through a window of the Old Smithy in Church Lawford after the beading had been removed. It appears the male wearing a balaclava had used ladders to access a flat roof.

Just after 2pm on January 23 the resident of a home in Seathwaite, Rugby entered the kitchen and became aware of an offenders running down the stairs and through the back door. The offender had opened a wardrobe and is believed to have been after jewellery.

Between 9am on 23 and 9am on 24 January offenders entered a garage at a home in Church Walk, Bilton and stole three bicycles.

On January 23 between 6.15am and 6.15pm rear patio doors were forced open at a home in Newnham Lane. A laptop and Wii were stolen.

Just before 9pm on January 24 the elderly resident of a home in Montgomery Drive, Rugby was at home with her husband and son when she opened the door to two offenders, one of whom is described as carrying a gun.

The offenders had their faces covered with scarves. Nothing is believed to have been stolen and the residents were unharmed.

Between 6pm on January 27 and just after midnight on January 28 burglars forced open a back door at a home in Jubilee Street, Rugby by using a screwdriver type instrument. Once inside, the offenders sprayed the family dog with chemicals and then carried out an untidy search before stealing with a laptop computer and a quantity of cash.

Between 6.45am and 5pm on January 28 offenders entered a home in Lime Tree Avenue, Bilton via the kitchen window. Once inside the house the offenders stole a watch and a ring along with some garden tools.

Police are warning everyone to remain alert, to look out for suspicious people, vehicles or activity around your own or neighbouring homes and please report anything of concern to police.

Witnesses or anyone with information can call police on 101.