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Appeal for information and advice after tool thefts in Witney

Alert message sent 21/12/2016 11:25:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information after a series of thefts in Witney which involved tools being stolen from vans.

Overnight, between 14 and 15 December, offenders broke into five vans in the Crawley Road area, stealing a large quantity of power tools.  No  damage was caused to any of the vehicles, which were all Ford Transit vans, which has led officers to suspect that the offenders used a TIBBE key to enter the vehicles.

Officers would like to speak with anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious on the night of 14 December, or the morning of 15 December.  Please call the Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting reference number 43160351650.

Vehicle owners are reminded to take action to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime:

•    Where possible, secure your vehicle overnight in your garage.
•    If you don't have a garage, park in a well-lit area.
•    When leaving your vehicle, close all windows and lock your doors.
•    Don't leave anything on display in your vehicle.
•    Take all your personal possessions with you including tools and trade materials.
•    Remove sat nav holders and visible sat nav ring marks from windscreens.
•    Leave the glove box open to show there's nothing inside.

More advice is available on the Thames Valley Police website: 

More information is also available in the attached poster.
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Helen Thorne (Police, Communications Officer, Thames Valley)
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