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Appeal for witnesses following a series of burglaries across South and Vale

Alert message sent 22/11/2019 14:30:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a series of burglaries across South & Vale where jewellery has been targeted. These incidents are believed to be linked. 

The first incident occurred between 9.30am and 5.30pm on Tuesday (19/11) in Elm Park, Didcot. Offenders gained entry to the property via the back garden gate and smashed the patio doors. The alarm was activated but the alarm panel was removed by offenders. It is unclear what was stolen at this time.

The second incident occurred between 3.45pm and 7.15pm on Tuesday (19/11) in Hanson Drive, Botley. Offenders gained entry to the property by smashing the rear patio doors. A large amount of jewellery was stolen.

The third incident occurred between 6.35pm and 7pm on Tuesday (19/11) in Kennington Road, Kennington. The victim, a 13-year-old boy, was inside the house when an offender smashed the rear patio door and retrieved a key that was nearby to gain entry. A search was conducted but nothing was stolen.

The offender is described as a white male, aged in his late teens, around 5ft 10ins tall and slim. He was wearing a dark coloured beanie hat, a dark covering over the bottom of his face, a navy hooded jacket and matching jogging bottoms.

The fourth incident occurred between 6.20pm and 11.15pm on Tuesday (19/11) in The Chestnuts, Abingdon. Offenders are believed to have gained access to the property by forcing a side door. During the search the loft hatch was left open and the bath panel was removed. A high value watch and an amount of cash was stolen.

Anyone who has any CCTV footage from the time of the offences, thinks they saw anything suspicious around the time or recognises the description above, please contact the 24-hour non-emergency number 101, quoting 43190361734 or make a report online.

For more advice on protecting your home and belongings, please download our online Home Security Guide for tips on how to reduce your risk of becoming a victim of burglary.
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Emma Tarry (Police, Communications Officer, Thames Valley)

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