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A handbag, laptop and tools are among the items reported stolen after two properties and two shipping containers were also broken into.

Thieves targeted a house in Wood Avenue, Folkestone, this weekend overnight from Saturday into Sunday and they made off with a laptop, wallet and banks cards.

A burglar opens a window with a crowbar. Stock picture
A burglar opens a window with a crowbar. Stock picture

On the previous Monday, November 8, another home in the town - this time in Salisbury Road - was broken into between 2.15pm and 6pm. A handbag and cash were stolen.

In Romney Road, Lydd, between 4pm on Thursday and 8.30am on Friday, two shipping containers were also burgled and a generator, water bowser and tools were taken.

Kent Police officers in Folkestone are not linking the break-ins - but have taken the opportunity to urge residents to check their security measures.

A force spokesman said: "The autumn and winter months historically experience a rise in this type of offending when the extra hours of darkness, combined with people being out enjoying festive events and socialising, can give thieves the time they need to break in and steal valuable items.

"Homeowners are encouraged to make sure doors, windows, side gates and garages are all securely locked - even when people are at home. Thieves are opportunistic and may try door handles to see which ones are open."

"Autumn and winter months historically experience a rise in this type of offending..."

Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious regarding any of these burglaries should call the appeal line on 01843 222289 quoting reference 46/227588/21 for Salisbury Road, 14-0560 for Wood Avenue and 46/232964/21 for Romney Road

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