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1 February 2013, 14:04
Cambridgeshire Police believe 20 recent burglaries in St Ives and the surrounding area could be linked.
The majority of break-ins have happened during the day in St Ives (St Ives Road and Burstellars and Hemingford Road) and Somersham (The Trundle and surrounding area).
People living in these areas are being advised by Police to watch out for suspicious activity.
Sergeant Dave Savill said: "In the past month we have seen a rise in burglaries in the town and surrounding area which we believe may be part of a series.
The majority of offences are happening during the day with offenders targeting homes while people are working.
Local officers are patrolling the area and advising residents of some basic security measures.
We are also working with the force's tactical team and traffic officers to increase patrols in the targeted areas and work is ongoing to trace those responsible.
The public also play an important role and I would urge people to remain vigilant to activity in their neighbourhood, reporting anything out of the ordinary or suspicious to police."
To reduce the risk of becoming a victim:
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.