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Cotswold homeowner is burgled twice in two days

Police are appealing for information after an elderly homeowner in the Cotswolds was burgled twice this week.

Two incidents have been reported after unknown men forced entry to a property off Campden Lane in Guiting Power before stealing items from inside.

The first incident took place on Monday morning (January 10) and saw a group arrive in a silver estate or SUV before entering the porch and stealing a handbag and car keys. This happened at around 10.30am.

Officers attended and conducted house to house enquiries as well as gathering and reviewing CCTV footage.

The second incident took place on Wednesday (January 12) and involved a group who smashed a bedroom window before stealing jewellery.

This happened between 7pm and 9pm and the stolen pieces included a square shaped yellow gold signet ring which belonged to a relative and is of great sentimental value as well as a small brooch.

Investigating officers are working to establish if the same group were involved in both incidents.

Three men, aged 18, 19 and 22 were arrested on suspicion of dwelling burglary and have since been released under investigation pending further enquiries. The 19-year-old was also arrested for being in possession of class B drugs and released.

Officers are asking anyone with information who has not already spoken to police to come forward as well as anyone who has seen a silver SUV, estate or similar vehicle acting suspiciously or been offered the stolen jewellery.

Information can be submitted online by completing the following form and quoting incident number 414 of January 12.

Alternatively you can call police on 101, phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit their website.

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