CCTV footage has been released by Thames Valley Police following a burglary in Marlow.
On Sunday 16th February 2020, between 6.45pm and 9.30pm, burglars smashed the glass door of a house in Trinity Lane, Marlow then reached inside to get the key to open the door.
Once inside the house, a number of keys to vehicles were taken after which the burglars stole three cars and a motorbike that were parked outside the property.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Harry Gehnich, based at High Wycombe police station, said: ‘I am releasing this CCTV footage to demonstrate how quickly these offences can take place.
I’d also like to appeal to anyone who may recognise those shown in the CCTV.
The offenders returned after the footage was captured and stole the remaining car from the driveway.
If you have any information about this offence, please get in touch using our online form or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43200054655.
Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
I would also like to take this opportunity to remind local residents not to leave house keys in door locks, even if it’s inside the house.
We have seen a number of burglaries like this over the last few weeks across Wycombe and it’s likely that these houses have been targeted because criminals can see the keys through the door.
Make sure your doors and windows are locked overnight and when you aren’t at home and put the keys somewhere safe and out of sight. This goes for your car keys too. Make sure they are kept out of sight from windows and doors.
To reduce your risk of becoming a victim of a burglary, consider using timer switches to control your lights to make it look like someone is at home. If you’re going away, tell a trusted neighbour as they’ll be best placed to look out for anything unusual.
For more advice, take a look at our online Home Security Guide.‘
The CCTV footage of the incident from the official Thames Valley YouTube channel :
*Source of article : Thames Valley Police ‘latest news’.