Police are warning homeowners to be on alert after three burglaries in Great Staughton in a two-day period.

Cash and jewellery were taken in the raids, which took place on April 1 and 2, and police are calling on residents to be vigilant and report suspicious activity.

The first incident took place at about 10pm on April 1 in Vicarage Walk, with reports that a homeowner was woken up to two loud bangs and then a light was turned on within the house.

Two males were seen and cash was taken from a bag and an untidy search was carried out.

The second incident took place at Green Close at about 9.30pm on April 1, with burglars forcing open a window before carrying out a search and stealing items.

The third incident, which police are linking to the other two, took place between 5-8pm on April 2 in Beachampstead Road.

Lee Hurley, of Cambridgeshire police, said: “In these offences, the suspects appear to have specifically targeted elderly victims. Police patrols have been stepped up in the area, but please could I ask that if you have elderly or vulnerable neighbours that you remain particularly vigilant around their properties and report any suspicious activity to police immediately.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or e-mail hunts.burglary@cambs.pnn.police.uk