Officers from Newcastle Local Policing Team (LPT) are appealing for information following a number of burglaries in the Newcastle area.
We received reports of a distraction incident at 1.20pm on Monday afternoon (22 February) after offenders knocked on the door of a house in Sparch Hollow. They took the occupant into the garden to explain work in relation to a boundary fence. The occupant returned to the house after becoming suspicious and heard another offender upstairs in the house. The occupant shouted to the offender upstairs who ran out of the house, pushing the occupant in the process. The offenders drove off in a red people carrier type vehicle. Nothing was stolen in the incident.
The first offender is described as a white man of medium/stocky build, about 5ft 9″ tall. The second offender is described as a very thin tanned man, about 5ft 10, wearing a brown anorak with a hood over his head. A third offender is described as a small man with black hair who had a foreign accent. (Incident number 378 of 22 February)
A house in Friesian Gardens was broken into overnight between 1am and 7.15am on the morning of 23 February (Tuesday). Offenders made a small hole in the door window then reached through for the key to unlock the door. Once inside they took two bunches of keys and used them to steal a silver Toyota Avensis and a blue VW Golf from the driveway. (Incident number 86 of 23 February)
Offenders broke into a house in Springwood Road between midnight and 7am on Tuesday morning (23 February), through the back door and stole items including:
- Apple Ipad air
- 2 x Apple Ipads
- A quantity of cash
- Beats headphones
- Gents Omega watch (old style with round face)
- Rose gold Michael Korrs watch
- Pandora bracelet and charms
- Ladies white gold engagement ring with diamonds and centre sapphire.
(Incident number 100 of 23 February)
Anyone with any information on the above incidents, or who is offered any such items for sale, is asked to contact Staffordshire police on 101, quoting the relevant incident number.
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