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Appeal for witnesses following burglaries in Botley

Alert message sent 14/01/2020 13:23:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police are appealing for witnesses following two burglaries in Botley.
Between 12.30pm – 4.45pm on the 9 January a property in Deanfield Road, Botley was broken into. The rear patio door was smashed. Once inside offenders stole items including jewellery and cash. Occurrence number 43200009782.
Between 3.45pm – 10.30pm on 9 January a property in Stimpsons Close, Botley was broken into. Offenders smashed a rear door. Once inside they stole cash and jewellery. Occurrence number 43200009887.
If you live near any of these addresses please could you check any CCTV for the date and time of the offences. If you have any information please report it online ( or call 101 and quote the occurrence number.
We would like to urge residents to think about their home security with our top 10 burglary prevention tips:
  1. Look around as you leave your property. Is there any suspicious vehicles or people?
  2. Lock doors and windows
  3. Install CCTV and/or camera enabled door bells
  4. Don’t advertise your whereabouts on social media
  5. Change your routine where possible
  6. Don’t leave keys in windows and doors
  7. Leave a variety of lights on in the evening
  8. Target harden your garden – is there anything in your garden that could be used to force a door or smash a window? Make sure your sheds are secure.
  9. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for crime updates.
  10. Sign up for Thames Valley Alerts.
If you see any suspicious vehicles or people please tell us by calling 101 or 999 if you believe a crime is in progress.
The Abingdon Neighbourhood Team would be happy to come and look at your home security and give you advice. If this is something you would like please email

For more security information please visit our website page on residential burglary:

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Phone: 101 or 999 in an emergency

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

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