MORE than half a dozen Salisbury homes have been burgled in the past 10 days, with police keeping “an open mind” about whether or not they could be linked.

Since November 10, there have been seven burglaries in Salisbury and Amesbury, with doors and windows being smashed, and jewellery targeted.

At around 10.45am, on Monday, November 18, a house in Castle Road, Salisbury was broken into by two men. Glass patio doors were smashed and jewellery was stolen from inside the address.

In a separate incident on the same day, a burglary took place in Earls Court Road, Amesbury between 8am and 3.30pm.

A window was smashed at the back of the address and jewellery, cash, credit cards and passports were stolen from inside.

It is believed the offenders on November 18 were both white.

One is described as around 30, 6ft 2, and of slim build. He was wearing a grey sweatshirt and blue jogging bottoms.

The second man is believed to have been wearing a boiler suit and they left the scene in a white Ford Transit.

Another three burglaries took place between 2.30pm and 6.50pm on Wednesday, November 20.

Between 2.30pm and 5.20pm, a house in St Teresa’s Close, Bishopdown, was broken into, a rear patio door was smashed and jewellery worth approximately £700 was stolen.

A house in Ravenscroft, Harnham, was then broken into between 6pm and 6.50pm, with a rear door forced open and searches of drawers around the house carried out.

Thirdly, a house in Greenwood Avenue, Laverstock, was broken into between 5.30pm and 6.30pm.

A back door was smashed although it is not believed anything was stolen.

These incident come after another house, in Becket Way in Laverstock, was ransacked between 8am on November 20 and 8am on November 21 with unknown suspects gaining access by forcing open the living room windows.

A search of the house was carried out and it is believed the thieves were deliberately looking for small, valuable, items such as jewellery.

Detective Constable Brewster said: “These incidents have all understandably caused a lot of upset to the victims and I would urge anyone who thinks they may be able to help, including anyone who could have been driving in the areas with dash cams fitted to their vehicles, to get in touch.

“You may have unknowingly captured footage of the suspects.

“We are keeping an open mind as to whether these incidents are linked.”

Following the incidents, Wiltshire Police have advised residents to: “lock your doors and windows every time you leave the house, even when just in the garden, and make sure you have approved locks or bolts to all doors and windows.”

They also advise to: “Always report any suspicious activity, note any vehicle registrations, descriptions of persons involved and direction of travel.

“Take photographs of all jewellery including hallmarks and keep them safe. Make sure that you have up to date contents insurance.”

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