Issued on 6/9/18 at 5:07 p.m.
Incident number: 18*413102
Police are appealing for information following a number of burglaries in the Charnwood area which are believed to be linked.
Last month (August) three incidents occurred in the villages of Cropston, Cossington and Rothley and are believed to have been carried out by young men on motorbikes.
The first incident happened during the early hours of Thursday 9 August in Cropston. The property in Station Road, was empty at the time of the incident and nothing was taken.
Neighbours heard the alarm sound at around 2.30am and it is believed this may have caused the suspect or suspects to flee the scene.
The second incident took place at around 4.15pm on Thursday 27 August when two men approached a house on Humble Lane, Cossington.
Around the time of this incident a witness saw two men on a black moped and a red scrambler motorbike riding in the area. Both men were also wearing black helmets, one of which had yellow flames on the side.
Jewellery and a quantity of cash was taken from the property which was empty at the time of the offence.
In the third incident which took place in Rothley at around 11am on Sunday 30 August, a significant quantity of Asian gold was taken from an address in Cossington Lane.
The homeowner returned to the property when the suspect was still at the scene and challenged him attempting to pull him from his black motorcycle which he rode off in the direction of the A6.
He was wearing black clothing and a black motorcycle helmet with red flashings.
A 26 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and has been released on police bail pending enquiries.
PC Steve Henderson is asking for anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in these locations to please get in touch.
He said: “High value jewellery was taken in two of these incidents and we want to find who was responsible.
“We also believe the suspects knocked on doors prior to the break-ins to establish if anyone was inside the address and may have made their excuses when doors were opened.
“If you recall such an incident and can provide further information we would like to hear from you.”
Call 101 if you can help quoting crime reference number 18*413102.