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Burglary gang targets 100 homes across the South East

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Image caption Homes across Kent, East and West Sussex, Surrey and South East London have been burgled

A £10,500 reward has been offered in the search for a gang thought to have carried out almost 100 burglaries in Kent, Sussex, Surrey and London.

Sussex, Surrey and Kent police are offering a total of £7.500 for information that leads to a conviction. Crimestoppers have also put up £3,000.

The burglars usually smash doors or windows to get into the homes.

At least two cars with false number plates have been used in the robberies, Sussex Police said.

A silver Audi and a blue Ford Mondeo were used to carry out the attacks, police said.

A total of 34 homes in West Sussex, 10 in East Sussex, seven in Brighton and Hove, 35 in Kent, eight in Surrey and two in south-east London are thought to have been burgled by the group.

In the most recent attacks, homes in Reigate, Horley, Tadworth, and Lingfield - all in Surrey, were burgled between 15:00 and 21:30 GMT on 4 November.

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