Reward offered: men linked to 70 'high-value' burglaries

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A REWARD of £2,000 is being offered for information that leads to these men being found.

Crimestoppers is appealing for people to come forward after a spate of burglaries in the south of England and the West Midlands.

There were nine burglaries in Hampshire and seven in West Sussex, the crime-fighting charity said.

Matthew Bryan, aged 25, and Lee Heane, aged 26, are believed to be linked to more than 70 high-value burglaries across Kent, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hampshire, East Sussex, West Sussex and West Mercia since October 2016.

Crimestoppers said the pair are thought to be in hotels or B&Bs and are known to have criminal associates in the Kent area, particularly Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs.

Liam Duffy, Crimestoppers’ Regional Manager, said: 'Burglary is a crime that causes immense distress to victims, which is why it is always taken so seriously. Not only is it the shock of having intruders in your own home, but it is the theft of sentimental items that can be particularly traumatic.

'We ask anyone who might know the whereabouts of Bryan or Heane to contact us anonymously by phone on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

'No-one will ever know that you spoke to us and you will never have to give a statement to police or go to court.'

Anyone with information should call the charity on 0800 555 111 or through our Anonymous Online Form at crimestoppers-uk.org.