Woking burglary spree nets £6,000 haul

Laptops, mobile phones, MP3 players and cash have been taken by thieves who targeted five properties in Woking in one night, police have said.

It is thought the burglars, who got into houses in Knaphill, St John's and Goldsworth Park, used letterboxes to open the front doors from the inside.

Surrey Police are linking the burglaries which happened overnight from Sunday to Monday.

Police say the raiders' haul amounted to nearly £6,000 in cash and property.

A Mercedes car was also taken from a drive but later recovered nearby.

Det Con Vicki Green said "letterbox burglary" had not been seen in the borough recently and urged people to be aware of it.

She said householders should ensure they are securing their homes by double-locking UPVC doors and taking keys out of locks.

People should not leave car keys or property near front doors that could be stolen by "fishing" through the letterbox, she added.

Anyone with information has been urged to contact the force.

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