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Police appeal for witnesses after spate of house burglaries across Deeping St James, Grantham and Sleaford

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a spate of house burglaries across the Grantham, Deeping St James and Sleaford areas.

Officers say they are "keeping an open mind" with investigations at this early stage and while they have not yet confirmed a link, there are similarities between all of them being considered.

Entry was forced to all the homes and they were all left in a “ransacked” state, with a variety of property and cash stolen.

Police. Stock image
Police. Stock image

The incidents all occurred at some point between 3pm and 9.40pm yesterday (Thursday, December 16) when the properties were locked and no-one was at home.

The first, incident 257, happened at a home in Hereward Way, Deeping St James broken in to at around 3.25pm, and a quality of cash was stolen.

Next, incident 326, was in High Street, Ropsley, Grantham. The burglary is believed to have happened at some point between 4.50pm and 5.20pm, and watches are believed to have been stolen. The burglars also took the time to eat the chocolates in the advent calendars at the property, along with some other goods.

The final two incidents were both in Osbournby in Sleaford. The first was incident 374 which took place at an address in London Road in the village at some point between 4pm and 7pm. Jewellery is believed to have been stolen, and a wardrobe door was ripped off its hinges.

The second was incident 424 at High Street at some point between 6.30pm and 9.40pm. Air rifles and computers were reported as being stolen.

A police spokesman said: "We are now appealing for witnesses to come forward to help us with our investigations. Anyone who has information about any of these incidents, or can provide CCTV or dashcam footage is asked to get in touch with us. We are also keen to hear from anyone who may have seen a white SUV parked nearby at any of the properties at the time of the incidents or just before."

Residents are reminded to take care in keeping their property secured, including making sure all doors, windows and access gates are locked, leaving lights on if you are out, and investing in CCTV or a Ring doorbell if you are able.

If you can help with the police investigations, you can:

  • Email: force.control@lincs.police.uk quoting the relevant incident number with yesterday’s date, December 16 in the subject box.
  • Call the non-emergency number 101, quoting the relevant incident number with yesterday’s date, December 16
  • Through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org

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