Reward offered to help track down burglars who raided 20 homes in Kent

PUBLISHED: 10:56 14 February 2017 | UPDATED: 11:09 14 February 2017

Lee Heane, left, and Matthew Bryan, right

Lee Heane, left, and Matthew Bryan, right


Matthew Bryan and Lee Heane are believed to have been involved in up to 70 high-value burglaries across the country

A reward has been offered to help track down two men after a string of high-value burglaries across Kent.

Matthew Bryan, 25, and Lee Heane, 26, are belived to be linked to over 70 burglaries across seven counties - including 20 in Kent.

The offences are also reported to have taken place across Suffolk, Norfolk, Hampshire, East Sussex, West Sussex and West Mercia since October 2016.

The crime fighting charity Crimestoppers has today issued an award of up to £2,000 for information on the whereabouts of Matthew Bryan, and a seperate award of up to £2,000 for information on the whereabouts of Lee Heane.

The pair are believed to be staying in hotels or B&Bs and are known to have criminal associates in the Kent area, particularly Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs.

Liam Duffy, Crimestoppers’ regional manager, said: “Burglary is a crime that causes immense distress to victims, which is why it is always taken so seriously. Not only is it the shock of having intruders in your own home, but it is the theft of sentimental items that can be particularly traumatic.

“We ask anyone who might know the whereabouts of Bryan or Heane to contact us anonymously by phone on 0800 555 111 or online at No-one will ever know that you spoke to us and you will never have to give a statement to police or go to court.”

If you have any information, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our Anonymous Online Form at

The following list is a breakdown of offences per county:

• Suffolk – 9 burglaries

• Norfolk – 12 burglaries

• Kent – 20 burglaries

• West Sussex – 5 burglaries

• East Sussex – 7 burglaries

• West Mercia – 15 burglaries

• Hampshire – 9 burglaries

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