Sentimental wedding photo returned after Bromsgrove burglary

By Beth Sharp Saturday 03 May 2014 Updated: 06/05 08:21

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A SENTIMENTAL wedding photograph has been returned to its owner after it was stolen in a sneak-in burglary.

The picture, along with the victim's driving licence, was posted through the letter box of the home on Middleton Road, Sidemoor, in a envelope.

During the incident which happened some time between 10pm on Tuesday (April 29) and 3am on Wednesday (April 30) a black, imitation crocodile skin handbag and Nokia mobile phone were also stolen.

It is believed the thieves got into the house through an unlocked back door before taking the items from the home's kitchen.

Detectives are not sure whether it was delivered by the thief following an attack of conscience or someone who found it after it had been thrown away. Police are asking anyone with information on how it was returned to contact them.

The incident is one of four Bromsgrove burglaries which happened on Tuesday and Wednesday, by possibly the same criminals.

Officers are linking the break-in to a sneak-in burglary in King George Close, Sidemoor, when someone used a unlocked back door, in the early hours of Wednesday, to steal a black leather handbag containing keys, cash and bank cards while the householders were asleep.

At Willow Road jewellery was stolen after offenders broke into a home through its back door on Wednesday afternoon.

On the same day between 8am and 4.45pm thieves forced the front door of a flat in Milton Road, Catshill, and stole £4,305 worth of property as well as other electrical items.

Some of the haul comprised of a PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 games, 60 Blu-ray DVDs, an Apple TV box, two black iPads, an Apple MacBook and mouse, an iPhone 4s, Ray Ban sunglasses, a silver and black Armani watch and a PlayStation 3.

Det Con Flannagan said they were particully interested in hearing from anyone who saw any vehicles which may have been parked there for unusual circumstances.

He added: "All burglaries are distressing for the victims and I would urge anyone who saw anything suspicious around any of these addresses from Tuesday through to Wednesday evening to please come forward and let us know.

"These burglaries may well have been committed by the same criminals and it serves as a valuable reminder for people to check their doors and windows are locked before they go to bed."

Witnesses or anyone with any information should call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Visit www.westmercia.police.uk for more on how to protect your home.

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