Another Belton burglary has occurred in the last hour, again on Westgate Road.
A woman disturbed a gang of four burglars who were wearing ski masks, as she returned to her home after walking her dog in Belton.
The burglars ran past her as she approached her home before they made off in a dark-coloured BMW car.
The woman raised the alarm and it is understood police have taken up the search.
There has been a spate of burglaries in the Belton area in recent weeks, and residents are warned to tighten security and be on the alert for any unusual activity.
A concerned resident of Westgate Road said: “It’s not always possible to get through to the police straight away on the 101 number. We have now been advised to ring 999 if we see anything suspicious.”
The woman who disturbed the gang was said to be shocked but uninjured.