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Two burglaries at Wateringbury and Barming homes possibly linked say Kent Police

Police investigating two burglaries where several items of jewellery and cash were stolen say the incidents could be linked.

The properties in Wateringbury and Barming near Maidstone were targeted during the afternoon of Sunday, June 13.

Police are investigating if the burglaries are linked. Stock image
Police are investigating if the burglaries are linked. Stock image

In Bow Road, Wateringbury a handbag was stolen after an elderly victim was distracted.

This happened at around 2.15pm, when a man approached the woman who was in her garden.

After distracting her, the suspect entered the home and was later seen running away in the direction of the local train station.

As well as a handbag, a quantity of cash was reported stolen, along with bank cards and jewellery including a distinctive snake pattern necklace.

The suspect was described as white, around six feet tall and slim.

He was wearing a white hat, white shirt and light-coloured shorts and said to be carrying an orange hi-visibility jacket.

Detectives are also investigating whether a second burglary a short distance away could be linked.

It took place during the same afternoon in Glebe Lane, Barming, where the victim discovered her home had been entered and an untidy search carried out.

A large amount of jewellery was reported stolen including a gold locket with a picture of the victim’s husband, a gold engagement ring and cash.

A number of old coins were also taken.

Anyone with information regarding either of these crimes is asked to call Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/101784/21.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, or by using the online form on their website.

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