Police investigate break and enters

A CAT burglar has broken into two homes in Manning Avenue making away with thousands of dollars worth of property as the occupants slept.

Police are investigating two break and enters in the street, which occurred just doors down from each other.

Forensic police dusted the homes for fingerprints yesterday, just hours after a brazen robber, who may have been assisted by others, ransacked one home and smashed a glass door at another.

Police say the offender or offenders gained access to one home via an unlocked garage door.

A laptop computer, an iPod dock, a digital camera and a video camera with a total value of $5000 was reported stolen by the owners.

They told police they were asleep at the time and only discovered the items missing when they woke shortly before 7am yesterday.

A woman in a nearby home, meanwhile, was woken by the sound of her sliding door being smashed.

Police say the thieves reached inside and grabbed a handbag containing a mobile phone, cash and other property valued at $1500.

Residents in Manning Avenue and nearby streets are warned to lock their homes and be on the look-out for anyone casing homes in the neighbourhood.

If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area between Monday at 10.30pm and early yesterday call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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