POLICE officers investigating a series of burglaries in the Bradford on Avon and Trowbridge areas are urging residents to check CCTV systems which may have captured suspicious activity.

Officers from the newly-formed Operation Fortitude teams – a proactive response unit targeting some of the most prolific and serious offenders – are linking a series of burglaries and suspicious incidents which occurred overnight on Monday October 12 to Tuesday October 13.

Several houses were broken into – in one incident, a house in Cottle Avenue was targeted, car keys were stolen and the car was taken from outside and later found on its roof at the junction of the B3107 and B3105.

In another incident, a house in Priory Park was broken into while the occupants were home. Car keys were again stolen from inside,but fortunately the homeowners were able to chase the suspects down the road.

Officers are keen to hear from residents who live in the following locations who may have CCTV systems, or doorbell security cameras from the following times which may be able to assist their enquiries:

In the area of Bethell Court, Bradford on Avon, on October 12 around 10.15pm;

In the area of Priory Park, Bradford on Avon, on October 12 around 10.30pm;

In the area of Cottle Avenue, Bradford on Avon, on October 12 at 11.40pm;

In the area of Ashton Rise, Trowbridge, on October 13 between midnight and 4.40am;

In the area of Kenwood Close, Trowbridge, on October 13 around 1.45am;

In the area of Woodhouse Gardens, Hilperton, on October 13 at around 11.40pm.

Det Sgt Anthony King said: “We suspect the offenders have moved between these locations in between carrying out these offences and we are really keen to hear from anyone who lives in these areas, or was driving in the neighbourhoods around these times, who may have CCTV footage or dash cam footage which could significantly assist us in identifying those responsible.

“A white Toyota Yaris with the index WN16 CAE which was stolen during one of the burglaries remains outstanding, although it may now be being driven on different plates – we’d urge anyone with information to get in touch."

“As part of Operation Fortitude, we are committed to targeting offenders who commit serious crime within our communities and take advantage of the hard working and law abiding residents living here. This type of crime can really impact on a victim and I’d urge anyone who can help to get in touch.”

If you can help, call 101 and quote log number 54200102872.