FOUR households on the fringe of Warrnambool’s CBD were hit by a string of overnight burglaries and thefts this week.
In the most brazen incident an intruder entered through the rear door of a house in Hyland Street while a female occupant was sleeping.
Keys and a wallet were taken from the kitchen and the keys used to steal a VT Commodore sedan from the front of the premises.
In the same street a rear window of a Holden Astra parked at the front of a house was smashed and a purse containing cash, cards and personal papers stolen.
Then in nearby Timor Street the front window of a Holden sedan was smashed to steal coins and a mobile phone.
Not far away in Merri Street an $800 nail gun was stolen from a shed at the rear of a house after the side door was forced open.
Police are appealing for witnesses and information to help pin the culprit.
Detective Senior Constable Leigh Wheatley said the incidents happened overnight Wednesday and early Thursday morning.
He advised people to keep their premises locked and make sure valuables in cars were kept out of sight.