Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a series of four burglaries in the Aylesbury area.
In each case the thieves have gained access to the house through unsecure UPVC doors. Police are urging residents in the Aylesbury Vale area to correctly double lock their UPVC doors.
Details of the four burglaries are:
- Between 11.30pm on Thursday 25th September 2014 and 7.00am on Friday 26th September 2014, offenders burgled a house in Ravensbourne Road. They stole two cars from outside and a laptop.
- Between 11.30pm on Thursday 25th September 2014 and 7.00am on Friday 26th September 2014, offenders gained entry to a house in Ebble Close and stole a handbag, car keys, two mobile phones and a laptop.
- Between 10.00pm on Thursday 25th September 2014 and 7.00am on Friday 26th September 2014, offenders gained entry to a house in Deverill Road. An untidy search was carried out but nothing was stolen.
- Between 10.55pm and 11.30pm on Thursday 25th September 2014, offenders gained entry to a house in Palmer Avenue, stole the keys and then a MG ZT car from the drive.
Insp Kelly Glister said: ‘I would like to remind residents to securely double lock their UPVC doors. Locking your UPVC door involves two simple steps – pull up the handle to engage any additional bolts and use the key to securely lock the door It is vital to remember that a UPVC door is only securely locked if you use the key. If you just pull the handle up this does not fully lock the door and prevent entry. Please remain extra vigilant and if you see any suspicious persons or vehicles please report this to the police via the 101 number.’
Officers are patrolling these areas to prevent further break-ins, but ask that residents ensure their doors are properly secured.
If you have any information about this series of burglaries please contact police via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.
If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.