Series of burglaries across North Beds are connected, say police

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A series of burglaries in villages across North Beds are being linked by police.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the burglaries in Melchbourne and Upper Dean over on Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16.

Three incidents were reported to have taken place in Park Road, Melchbourne, between midnight on Saturday February 15 and 8.55am the following morning.

In each report the offenders had tried to jemmy open windows in three different apartments within Melchbourne Park.

The offenders managed to break in on one occasion and stole a quantity of jewellery.

On Sunday February 16, Detectives were called to a burglary which took place in High Street, Upper Dean.

Again, the offenders jemmied open a window at the rear of the property before stealing jewellery.

It is believed that all four offences are connected and Detective Constable Darren Armitage, investigating, is keen to hear from anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area between the times and dates stated.

If you have information relating to this incident, contact DC Armitage, in confidence, on 01234 275179, the non-emergency 101 number, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at