Police urge residents to be on the lookout for a suspicious vehicle following burglaries in the Ross-on-Wye area

By Catherine Barkley in Crime

Three burglaries took place in the Ross-on-Wye area yesterday (Wednesday, June 7th) and police are on the hunt for a suspicious vehicle. Local residents are urged to call 101 (or 999 if a crime is in progress) if they see a Grey Ford Transit Van, with the reg number NJ61 JGV.

Two of the three burglaries took place in Brampton Abbotts. One of these incidents took place between 10am and 2.30pm. A property was broken into and jewellery was stolen. (Crime number: 417-S-070617)

During the second incident in Brampton Abbotts, between 12.01am and 4.03pm, a home was broken into. The burglar or burglars smashed a kitchen window to enter the property. Items were stolen, and practically every drawer in the house was opened and searched. (Crime number: 527-S-070617)

For the third incident, which took place in Goodrich between 10am and 1.45pm, the burglar or burglars entered the back garden and made a hole in a window, using a screwdriver or a similar implement. They ransacked the home and stole cash and jewellery. (Crime number: 377-S-070617)

There was a fourth burglary in the Hereford and South Herefordshire area, between 8pm on Tuesday, June 6th and 8.45am on Wednesday, June 7th at Rotherwas, Hereford.

The burglar or burglars forced open a secured metal garage door to gain access. They bent the bottom part of the door upwards and stole a child’s scrambler bike from within. (Crime number: 106-S-070617)

If you have information that you believe may be connection to any of the above incidents, please contact the Police on 101, quoting the relevant crime number.

Police urge residents to remain vigilant around the area and report suspicious people, vehicles or activity to the Police on 101.

Information can also be given anonymously to the Independent Charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website: www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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