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Residents urged to be vigilant – Burglary series Aylesbury Vale
Thames Valley Police is reminding residents to be vigilant following a series of burglaries in Aylesbury and the surrounding area.
Between the 26th and the 31st October there were eleven burglary-related incidents.
On the 26th October, an incident occurred in Church Street, Quainton. The following day (27/10) there was a burglary in High Street, Edlesborough.
On the 31st October, there were a further nine incidents. Two of these took place in High Street North, Stewkley. There were three burglaries in Aylesbury including properties in Henry Road, Meadowcroft and Weedon Road.
Other addresses affected on the 31st October include Wellcroft in Ivinghoe, Rosebery Road in Aston Clinton, Chequers Lane in Pitstone and Church Street in Wing.
Investigating officer PS Jim Forrest of Aylesbury Local CID said: “I am encouraging anyone who has any information about these incidents, or has seen anyone acting suspiciously around the Aylesbury area to get in touch by calling the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number 101.
If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers (opens new window) anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
To reduce the risk of further burglaries, Thames Valley Police encourages the following:
- Leave lights on within the house or have lights on dusk to dawn timers in order to make it look as though the house is occupied. As the dark winter months approach, burglars are targeting houses in darkness as it is clear nobody is inside
- Ensure all doors and windows are locked
- Lock and bolt any side gates
- Keep garden tools such as shovels and forks locked away in garages and sheds
- Do not leave jewellery, computer accessories and car keys in view of the windows
- Record serial numbers/model numbers of all electrical items
- Store jewellery in a safe place which is well hidden
- Report any suspicious vehicles, callers or door knockers to the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number 101