THREE men are being hunted by police after a burglary in Barnt Green on Sunday (August 28).
It happened at 1.55pm at a property off Bittell Farm Road after the trio forced entry to the house, ransacked it and took jewellery, electrical items and documents.
It is thought they were disturbed and fled the scene in an silver vehicle, possibly a Vauxhall or Renault, which had the registration number NV63. They drove off towards Barnt Green village centre.
Prior to that three men were seen acting suspiciously outside a property on Bromsgrove Road in Romsley.
On that occasion, the first man was white, in his early 20s, and was wearing a grey hooded jacket. He wore a scarf covering the majority of his face.
The second man was wearing dark clothing and also had his face covered. He was 6ft 1in tall and of a stocky build.
The third man was in his mid-30s, around 6ft tall and of a stocky build. He also wore a covering on his face that left his mouth exposed and he is thought to have facial stubble. He was white with a tan. At the time of the incident he was thought to be wearing a navy coloured fleece and navy jeans and he spoke with a strong Birmingham accent.
The three men seen in the area of the burglary were all described as being in their 20s and all wore dark clothing and trainers.
The first man was white and around 6ft tall with a beard. The second man was white and wore a plastic face mask.
The third man was also white and wore a black face covering.
Det Con Ian Tomlinson, who is leading the investigation, said: “At this stage we cannot confirm conclusively that the two incidents were perpetrated by the same individuals.
“We are keeping an open minded to all lines of enquiry.”
He appealed for any witnesses or anyone with any information on either of the two incidents to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
He also urged residents to be vigilant, ensuring all windows and doors at their properties are locked and that all valuables, such as jewellery, documentation and car keys, are not on display or easily accessible.