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Police issue CCTV images following thefts from vehicles in car parks across Berkshire and Buckinghamshire

| November 21, 2017

Police have issued CCTV images after a series of thefts from vehicles which all took place on just one day.

The thefts took place from vehicles parked in a number of car parks across Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

The offences, ten thefts from motor vehicles and one theft of a motorcycle, appear to be the work of an organised group and all happened over a matter of hours on Monday 30th October 2017.

Police have published a number of CCTV images and footage of people officers would like to speak to as they may have vital information about the offences.

On Monday 30th October 2017, between 6.10pm and 6.40pm, offenders stole from three vehicles parked in the car park of the Bird in Hand restaurant in Knowl Hill, Reading. It is believed that the same gang is also responsible for a further thefts from vehicles on the same day.

There were thefts from two cars in the Harvester car park, Oxford Road, Beaconsfield. Another at The Moor car park in Murrin Road, Cookham also the car park of the former Chequers pub in High St, Iver, the Liston Road car park behind Waitrose in Marlow and The Walnut Tree car park, Bourne End. There was also a theft of a motorcycle which was stolen from the Horton industrial estate, Stanwell Road, Horton.

Case Investigator Claire Lloyd of Maidenhead Investigation Hub said: ‘This is a concerning volume of crime to occur in a matter of hours across four local policing areas and the MO of the offences raises suspicion that the suspects are organised in regard to their offending.

Thousands of pounds worth of personal property was stolen during these offences including purses, passports, handbags, rucksacks, laptops and other electronic equipment causing inconvenience, distress and financial loss to a great number of people.

We would urge anyone who recognises the people in the photographs to contact us as a matter of urgency on 101 quoting crime ref 43170323095.

Thames Valley Police are appealing from anyone who may have any information relating to this case to please call 101 quoting reference ‘43170323095’ or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

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