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Police believe Aberdeenshire housebreaking’s linked after two more properties targeted

Wednesday January 15th 2020 at 11:51 AM

Police believe a number of housebreaking’s carried out in Aberdeenshire in the last fortnight are linked after two more properties were targeted.

Jewellery was stolen from homes in Kirkburn in Laurencekirk and in Stonehaven Road in Aberdeen on Thursday, 9 January, and Monday, 13 January, respectively.

These follow four other break-ins at locations around the North-east between Monday, 6 January, and Thursday, 9 January.

Properties in St James Place and Saphock Place in Inverurie, Pantoch Drive in Banchory and Kirkburn in Laurencekirk were all targeted and around £5,000 worth of jewellery taken.

Detective Inspector Grant Pert, from Aberdeen CID, said: “These two new break-ins follow the previous pattern of taking place during daytime hours and it being jewellery that is stolen. With that in mind, our current line of enquiry is that they are all linked.

“We are keen to speak with anyone who has information about these crimes, whether you have seen anything or anyone out-of-place in the area, or if you’ve come across someone trying to sell quantities of jewellery.

“While we continue our enquiries, I would also urge members of the public to take precautions to secure their homes, such as making sure all entrances and windows are locked, as well as keeping valued possessions out-of-sight.”

Anyone with information should call 101, or alternatively Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.

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