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by Hayley Robinson
A teenage boy and a man have been arrested as the number of burglaries and attempted break-ins in the past six weeks topped 100.
The suspects, a 22-year-old Sittingbourne man and a 16-year-old boy from Whitstable, were arrested on Tuesday in connection with a burglary in the town. Thy have since been released on police bail pending further inquiries.
The new total was reached after a further 25 incidents were brought to the attention of the News Extra.
Areas targeted include Milton Regis, Kemsley, Sittingbourne, Murston and Bredgar.
DS Scott Machin said: "We are compiling intelligence and are conducting a mixture of intensive high-visibility and covert work on these issues.
"We would remind residents to make their personal safety a priority by keeping homes and vehicles securely locked."
The latest incidents are:
A small red and white moped taken from a garage in Roberts Close, Milton Regis, between December 30 and 31.
Attempted burglary at 12.20am on January 7 in Langley Road, Milton Regis.
A white Apple MacBook, an Apple I-book laptop plus a silver-plated cornet musical instrument in a brown hand case and jewellery were stolen from a property in Eclipse Drive, Kemsley, between 2.30pm and 6pm on January 2.
A flat screen TV, a stereo and a gold wedding ring were stolen from a property in Godwin Close, Kemsley, between December 23 and January 3.
Two gold rings and a flat screen TV were stolen from a home in Grovehurst Road, Kemsley, on Sunday, January 6.
Three garden sheds were broken into in Tunstall Road, Tunstall. A RYOBI petrol driven lawnmower and a hedge trimmer were taken from one; a red and white mountain bike, a jig-saw and a pressure washer from another; and a yellow McCulloch petrol strimmer and hedge trimmer were taken from the third between December 30 and January 2.
A garden shed was broken into in Rookery Close, Bredgar, but nothing was taken.
Two men attempted several break-ins at a communal garage block in Longridge, Sittingbourne, around midnight on December 28.
A dog’s barking stopped an attempted break-in to a shed in Woodberry Drive, Murston, between 12.45am and 1.15am on Friday, December 28.
A burglar stole a Toshiba lap-top from a property in Staple Close, Sittingbourne, between 3.45pm and 7pm on Saturday, December 22.
A laptop was stolen from a home in Crown Road, Milton Regis, sometime after 1pm on Saturday, December 22.
Between December 19 and 24 a number of items were stolen from a garden shed in Langley Road, Milton Regis, including a green Bosch sander, a blue disc cutter and a black case containing routers.
There was an attempted burglary at a property in Rettendon Drive, Milton Regis, in the early hours of December 26.
Two Samsung mobile phones were stolen during a burglary in Homewood Avenue, Sittingbourne, between 5.40pm and 7pm on December 19.
Between 9.30am and midnight on December 18 offenders broke into a garden shed and took tools which were then used in an attempt to access a home in Ufton Lane, Sittingbourne.
Two garden forks, a spade plus and an air compressor were stolen from a garage in Bredgar Road, Tunstall, between noon and 8.30pm on December 27.
On December 30, a Stihl hedge trimmer was discovered stolen from a garden shed in Tunstall Road, Tunstall.
An electric Makita angle-grinder was stolen from a garden shed in Sterling Road, Sittingbourne, between December 22 and 29.
A neighbour averted a shed burglary in Ashington Close, Sittingbourne, between 6.45pm and 7.15pm on Tuesday December 18.
The front door of a home in Topaz Drive, Sittingbourne, was ‘popped’ and a wallet and its contents plus keys were stolen from the kitchen. A vehicle parked outside the home went missing between 11pm on December 19 and 5am the following day. It was found later in Orpington and had been stripped out.
A laptop and PlayStation were taken from a top-floor flat in Beauvoir Drive, Kemsley, between December 17 and 20. There was also an attempted break-in at another property in the road, just after 2am on December 26.
n Several items including bottles of brandy were stolen from a property in Danes Mead, Kemsley, between December 27, 2012 and January 1, 2013.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111
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