Technology haul as raiders target road

June 27 2014

A STREET in Redland was targetted by burglars five times throughout May.

A STREET in Redland was targetted by burglars five times throughout May.

Police investigating the cases believe that the series of thefts in the Hampton Road area are linked, and they are looking into whether the burglaries were committed by the same people.

Hampton Road - a street heavily occupied by students - was initially targetted between May 9 and 10, where two houses were broken into.

Items stolen included Macbooks, iPods, laptops, televisions, watches, sat-navs and a passport.

Thieves also tried to break-in to a third property on the road, but were unsuccessful, as well as a property in nearby Hampton Park.

Three weeks later, on May 30, two other properties were burgled, where thieves took a set of keys, laptops, an iPod and iPad.

Officer Martin Dunscombe said: "These offences are all being investigated and we'd appeal to anyone who noticed people acting suspiciously in Hampton Road around the time of the offences to come forward.

"We'd also like to remind people about the benefits of installing tracking software on laptops, tablets and mobile phones. Most are free and easy to install and they can help us to locate items and return them to their owners.

"Step-by-step videos are available from the Avon and Somerset Police YouTube channel."

If you have any information, contact the 24-hour police enquiry centre on 101.