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Warning over rise in break-ins.

REDDITCH residents are being warned to guard their homes against burglars following a rise in break-ins in the area.

The advice comes as part of Operation Magnify, a high profile drive to reduce the number of burglaries in the town.

The latest incident occurred in Evesham Road, in Astwood Bank, between 8.30am and 5pm last Wednesday.

Offenders broke into a house and stole a Sony Camcorder worth pounds 350 and a Canon digital camera worth pounds 175.

Launched in June, Operation Magnify targets the town's recent rise in burglaries through increased patrols and greater community involvement.

And a spokesman for Redditch police said although some arrests have been made under the initiative, the need for residents to be vigilant is still essential.

"This happened during daylight hours and we are appealing to anyone who saw any suspicious activity along Evesham Road during the day on Wednesday to give police a call," he said.

Anyone with information can contact police on 08457 444 888 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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