Be vigilant: Four burglaries hit one south Wimbledon street in same day

Four day-time burglaries hit one road in south Wimbledon yesterday.

The spate of thefts took place on Worple Road on Thursday March 3.

In particular police want to track down a Porsche Boxster which was stolen in the flurry of thefts.

The sports car, worth up to £40,000, is described as cream coloured with a black roof, 2010 reg.

Thieves snatched a set of spare keys for the vehicle from inside the owner’s home before making off with it.

Three other houses were also broken into between the hours of 8.30am and 10pm on the same day.

In at least one of the properties, burglars forced entry into the rear of the home while the occupier was out.

No suspects have yet been identified and police say there is currently no evidence connecting the break-ins apart from proximity of time and place.

PC Dominic Panaite of Wimbledon police station said: “We’re looking to try and link them in any way.

“If there is a link we will try to find it, but it’s hard to speculate at this stage.”

Police urge residents to be vigilant.

PC Panaite said: “In the meantime, we’re advising residents of Worple Road to be extra careful.

“Make sure your doors and windows are locked when you go out during the day – don’t make yourself a target to thieves.”

The burglaries follow a plea from Merton police for information about a man who they suspect was involved in recent burglaries on Gap Road, approximately a mile from yesterday’s incidents.

Officers arrested and charged one man in relation to those thefts on Wednesday March 3, but his accomplice remains at large.

However, police are not treating the two sets of burglaries as linked.

Featured image courtesy of Ray Forster, with thanks

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