Appeal for witnesses following a burglary in Birch Hill

Alert message sent 07/06/2022 21:00:00

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following the burglary of a house on Madingley, Birch Hill.

Between 10.00am and 7.15pm on Thursday 2 June unknown offenders broke into a house whilst the occupants were out. Gaining access into a secure rear garden from an adjacent alley leading from a garage block, and then forcing and climbing in through a rear kitchen window.   

Once inside the offenders made an untidy search of the main bedroom, locating and stealing valuables, they appear to have also entered and searched the loft and also stole a Playstation console from the lounge.

The offenders are believed to have exited through the patio doors which the homeowner had left locked and secure, but were found wide open in the evening.

The stolen property could easily have been carried away by someone on foot, as it is not known whether they arrived by vehicle

Police are appealing for anyone who may have noticed suspicious individuals or vehicles during the relevant time or witnessed the incident or who feels they may have any information to call our 24-hour enquiry centre on 101, quoting reference 43220241386.

If you don’t want to speak directly to police you can contact “Crimestoppers” anonymously and free of charge on 0800 555 111. It is an independent charity, no personal details will be asked for, calls are not recorded or traced and you would not have to go to court.

To reduce the risk of your home been targeted by opportunist burglars ensure it always appears occupied. If you are out during the evenings use time switches to turn lamps and even a radio on. Further crime prevention advice can be found on your local police website www.thamesvalley.police.uk

The Neighbourhood Watch Association can advise interested residents on how to set up and organise a Watch Scheme, where neighbours can keep an eye out for each other.
www.ourwatch.org.uk


 
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Jon Morris (Police, Administrator, Bracknell)

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