FOUR break-ins and the theft of two motorcycles in Tamworth, one of which was engaged in a pursuit with police, are being investigated.
Hundreds of dollars’ worth of electrical goods and jewellery was stolen from several homes on Monday.
The spate of break-ins began early on Monday morning in South Tamworth.
A Robert St home was broken into between 6.50am and 1.50pm.
A Sony Playstation, camera and laptop were taken.
A Hillvue Rd home’s rear window was then smashed between 8.50am and 3.30pm.
Thieves gained entry and stole an iPad and jewellery.
A Denman Ave home in Kootingal was also broken into about 3.25am but no property was reported stolen.
Police were able to recover a Kawasaki motorbike stolen from a West Tamworth home earlier in the day.
The bike was found after midnight in Power St.
Thieves who stole a motorcycle from a Tamworth motor dealer remain at large after they led police on a short pursuit.
Taminda’s Westside Motors was broken into between 11.50pm and 1.35am yesterday.
The Gunnedah Rd shop’s alarm was activated but security guards had not seen any intruders.
Security guards later saw two people riding motorbikes with no helmets.
One of the bikes is believed to have been stolen from the dealer.
Police spotted the same two people about 2am and began pursuing them along Hillvue Rd in South Tamworth.
The chase was soon stopped for safety reasons.