Police are urging residents to report suspicious behaviour and keep an eye out for vulnerable neighbours after thieves targeted three homes in the Wrexham area on Thursday night.

Elderly residents had money stolen from their homes as the thieves broke in through the back doors of houses in Garden View, Ruabon at 7.45pm, Clayton Road, Pentre Broughton at 8.08pm and Tan-Yr-Allt Cefn-y-Bedd at 8.30pm.

DI Mark Hughes said: “We are linking these crimes and I would ask people to look out for their neighbours as these thieves are using the twilight hours to target addresses."

Residents are urged to report any suspicious vans, cars or individuals to www.north-wales.police.uk/contact/live-chat-support