Bradley Stoke burglary thought to be linked to others on same day in neighbouring areas

CCTV stills showing men the police would like to speak to in connection with a number of burglaries in north Bristol on 17th January 2017.

Police are appealing for information after three homes in Bradley Stoke, Stoke Lodge and Filton were burgled on the same day earlier this week.

The burglaries took place at residential addresses on Tuesday (17th January), in the late afternoon and evening, and police believe they are all linked.

The first took place shortly after 7pm at a house on Savages Wood Road, Bradley Stoke. The suspects forced entry into the property, made an untidy search and then stole a number of items.

The second incident took place at 7.20pm when three men forced their way into a house in Clyde Grove, Filton. Once inside, they threatened the homeowner with violence before stealing a number of valuables.

The men have been described as white, wearing dark clothing and with hats and scarves covering their faces. It is thought they left the area in a dark coloured saloon-type car.

Then, at 7.30pm, another burglary took place at a home in Bourton Close, Stoke Lodge.

The offenders forced entry via a first floor window before stealing a number of items including cash and alcohol.

Police are also linking these offences to an attempted burglary at a property on Filton Avenue at 5.45pm the same day.

Detective Sergeant John Underhill said:

“I appreciate these incidents will appear alarming, but I want to reassure the local community that a robust investigation is well under way.”

“We’ve conducted thorough house-to-house enquiries and you will see an increased police presence in the local area.”

“We are currently exploring several lines of enquiry, but I would appeal to anyone with information to come forward now.”

“Any information, no matter how insignificant you might think it is, could prove crucial to this investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact us now on 101 and quote crime reference number 5217012011.  Alternatively, information can be left anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Images: CCTV stills showing men the police would like to speak to in connection with the incidents.

Source: Press release from Avon and Somerset Police.

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