Burglars ruin Christmas for four Hitchin homes as police launch hunt for thieves

Police are investigating four Hitchin burglaries.

Police are investigating four Hitchin burglaries. - Credit: Archant

Burglars have struck at four Hitchin properties – but police are unable to link them at this stage.

The four break-ins in Bearton Road, Mulberry Way, West Hill and The Ridegeway have all taken place this month, with officers launching separate investigations into them.

The latest happened at some point between 10am and 9.20pm on Wednesday, December 14, when offenders gained entry into a Bearton Road home via a back window.

The thieves stole cash and three wristwatches from an upstairs bedroom.

Officers were also called at 10.37pm the day before – Tuesday, December 13 – to reports of a burglary in Mulberry Way, Hitchin, after thieves smashed a back door to break in at some point between 3pm and 10.30pm that day.

The burglars stole a quantity of cash, a bracelet, a diamond necklace and a set of crystal earrings.

Between 12 noon on Wednesday, December 7, and 12 noon on Sunday, December 11, a house in West Hill was broken into where two rings, a bracelet and a bangle were stolen.

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Another incident occurred between 6pm on Friday, December 2, and 11.30am on Thursday, December 8, at a house in The Ridgeway, when a set of cutlery, a gold bracelet, a small cameo brooch and a quantity of cash was stolen.

If you have any further information please call 101 quoting the respective crime numbers: G1/16/3214, G1/16/3201, G1/16/3193 or G1/16/3204.

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