Burglars strike at two homes in Rushden

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Officers investigating two burglaries in Rushden believe they may be linked.

The first saw a house in St Margaret’s Avenue broken into sometime between 10pm on Saturday, May 3, and the early hours of the following morning.

The owners of the house heard a noise during the night.

Later that morning, they found both a bedroom window and the bathroom window had been fully opened and a vase had been removed.

The vase was later found in the garden.

Sometime later in nearby Ballantyne Road, the owners of another house were inside when they heard their dog barking.

After checking downstairs, they found the front door was open and a laptop, an iPad, some jackets and a bag had been stolen.

Some items from the house in Ballantyne Road were later found in Centaine Road, but the laptop, a passport, a brown jacket and the iPad were not found.

Witnesses, or anyone with any information about either incident, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.