More widespread burglaries and thefts across the Rugby borough

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POLICE are warning residents about a number of burglaries in Monks Kirby, Clifton on Dunsmore, Pailton and Shilton in the last few weeks

Between 9.30am and 12.50pm on February 22 offenders smashed the rear kitchen window of a home in Bond End, Monks Kirby and entered the house. Once inside, the thieves carried out an untidy search before stealing items of costume jewellery.

During the morning of february 17 the resident of a home in Rugby Road, Clifton on Dunsmore took in a parcel delivery for a neighbour and left the item in the front porch. The resident then went into the porch at 6.20pm to discover that the parcel was missing.

A witness saw a man in the porch at around 11.45am and when challenged, he said that he was looking for window cleaning jobs.

At some point before 8.30pm on February 21 offenders entered the workshops of a business premises in Watling Dtreet, Clifton on Dunsmore and stole a quantity of diesel that was stored on site. The thieves also stole diesel from four lorries that were parked at the premises.

At some point between February 20 and 21 thieves stole a 2.5ft x 1ft concrete planter from the front of a home in Brookside Avenue, Pailton. A shrub was stolen from the same garden a few weeks ago.

During the night of February 21 and 22 offenders entered the Bell Inn Public House in Monks Kirby through a front window. Once inside, the offenders stole a quantity of cash and a dell computer tower. As they were leaving, the offenders smashed the windows of two vehicles parked outside and stole a bag from one of them.

At just after 7pm on February 27 the resident of a home in Busbys Piece, Monks Kirby was at home watching television when he heard the front door handle creak. The resident then saw a male reaching through the front door to grab a computer bag containing paperwork.

The man ran off and got into a silver Vauxhall Vectra containing two other males. The offender is described as having blond hair and was aged between 18 and 25 years.

At some point during last night on February 28 and 29 offenders stole an aluminium table and two chairs from the rear garden of a home in Church Road, Shilton.

Police are warning residents to remain alert and be on the lookout for suspicious people.