BURGLARS broke into several homes in Bidford-on-Avon over the Christmas period.
Liam Jackson left his flat in Smiths Close on Christmas Eve to visit family and friends in Birmingham, but when he returned on Boxing Day he found his first-floor living room window smashed and his 40-inch TV missing.
Thieves also took 200 DVDs, £200 worth of Xbox games, a money jar with around £100 in it, and a whopping 40 bottles of aftershave.
“I have got an obsession with aftershave,” admitted the 21-year-old, whose Christmas was ruined after losing thousands of pounds worth of items.
He thinks the burglars climbed up the trellis outside to get at the window of his first-floor flat where he lives with 25-year-old partner Joy French.
“If I’m honest, it looks like it had been targeted and it looks like they knew what they were looking for,” he said.
Infuriatingly for Liam, who is currently trying to start up his own graphic design business, he did not have insurance.
“I thought I wouldn’t need insurance in a village like this,” he said.
That incident came a week after two daytime burglaries in The Leys in Bidford on Wednesday 18th December.
A small safe was stolen from one address, and was later found in a neighbour’s garden having been forced open.
A watch and a ring was stolen from one of the bedrooms in the second property.
On Christmas Day in Stratford-upon0-Avon, the back windows of seven cars were smashed in Holly Walk, off Drayton Avenue, between 7pm and 10.30pm.
Police are appealing for witnesses to all of the incidents. Call them on 101.
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