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Witness appeal following a burglary in Garsington

Alert message sent 20/03/2019 10:18:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police


Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Garsington.

Between 8am – 4.30pm yesterday (19th March) unknown offender(s) broke into a property on Wheatley Road, Garsington.  They broke in via a rear ground floor window, conducted a search and stole a watch, bracelet and a credit card.

Did you see anything? Any people or vehicles acting suspiciously? Do you have CCTV that you could review?

If you have any information that could help with our enquiries please call 101 (or report online at www.thamesvalley.police.uk) and quote reference 43190084241.

Alternatively, if you have information but wish to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court. 
 
You can reduce the chances of becoming a victim of burglary by taking reasonable steps to protect your property.

Home security advice
Look at your home through the eyes of a burglar. If you think your home security looks poor, chances are so will a burglar…are there any places they could break in without being seen? If you have forgotten your keys but can still get in so can a burglar!
Get an alarm – most burglars will avoid properties with alarms.
CCTV – this will act as a deterrent and also help us to identify burglars if you are broken into
Doors – keep them locked even when you are home. Make sure your doors and frames are strong and have five lever mortise deadlocks to all external doors including patio doors.
Windows – Fit window locks with keys to all easy to reach windows. Keep windows locked and remove the keys putting them in a safe place out of sight.
Gates and sheds – make sure they are in good condition and locked to make it harder for offenders to break them open. Ladders can be taken from insecure sheds and used to help offenders climb into upstairs windows.

 
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Julia Williams (Police, Neighbourhood Policing Admin, South Oxon and Vale)

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