Police hunt the garden-tool gang

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Police are hunting thieves who are using gardening equipment to break into homes.

The police issued the appeal today in connection with a series of incidents in Aylesbury on Wednesday March 19 and Thursday March 20.

In the first incident on March 19, thieves used gardening tools to break into a house on Nelson Terrace at around 4pm before taking electrical items.

In the second incident, between 9.30pm on March 19 and 9am on March 20, the rear window of a house on Ripon Street was damaged before electrical items and jewellery were stolen.

The third incident took place between 7.30am and 11.36pm on March 20, when thieves used a garden ornament and gardening tools to gain access to a house on Rickfords Hill before stealing electrical items and jewellery.

Similar incidents have also taken place in Great Brickhill and Stoke Hammond and police believe they are linked.

Anyone with information on any of these burglaries is asked to contact DS Jim Forrest from Aylesbury Local CID through the Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.