Residents in a Derbyshire town are being warned after thieves stole a haul of valuables from homes in six offences in just one week.
Police are urging residents to be vigilant after the thieves broke into homes in Glossop and Simmondley, with two homeowners disturbing them in the act.
During one of the incidents, a woman returned to her home along Fauvel Road in Glossop and disturbed two men inside.
They made threats to the homeowner before riding off on two pedal bikes down Fauvel Road towards the town centre at around 2pm on Friday, February 12.
It is believed the men had smashed a glass door panel before gaining entry and carrying out an untidy search of the property.
Cash, keys and jewellery were stolen during the burglary, with a laptop and mobile phone being found left behind in a rucksack.
The first man was described as 5ft 11ins tall, of stocky build, wearing a dark waterproof coat and dark bottoms.
The second man was described as white, of skinny build, sharp facial features and slightly shorter than the first man. He wore a black waterproof jacket, black woollen hat, and grey jogging pants with a blue strip down the side.
Over the last week burglaries have also taken place along Turnlee Close, The Heath, Green Bank and Dinting Road in Glossop, along with two properties in Simmondley Village. A haul of items were stolen during the burglaries including a purse, gold earrings, a gold necklace, selection of gold rings and watches.
Section Inspector Barry Doyle, who is responsible for policing in the High Peak, said: “We are urging the public to contact us if they have any information about the burglaries, no matter how small they may think it is. The policing team are working hard to carry out enquiries in the town and will be stepping up patrols in the area to find those responsible.
“The traumatic experience of having someone break into their homes and take their personal items has caused a great deal of distress for the victims involved. These crimes will not be tolerated in our community.”
Anyone with any information about any of the incidents above is asked to contact the Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101.
To report a crime anonymously call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.