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Police step up patrols in Newbury following spate of thefts

Residents urged to remain vigilant

Chris Ord


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NEWBURY residents are being reminded to remain vigilant following a spate of thefts and burglaries in the town.

Thames Valley Police have stepped up patrols while also issuing tips and advice on crime prevention.

The incidents in question include a burglary in Arthur Road where offenders stole a shower and cleaning equipment between Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14.

On Sunday, April 17 there were two incidents of theft from vehicles in Berkley Road.

The first saw thieves take a handbag and its contents, while coins that had been on clear display were stolen in the second.

Another incident occurred overnight on Monday, April 18 when burglars targeted a property in Harvest Green and a laptop and tablet were stolen.

Det Insp Mark Carolan of Local CID at Newbury said: “There is no obvious pattern or link to these opportunistic crimes.

“We are investigating and doing everything we can to bring the offenders to justice.

“We have increased patrols in the area and I would like to remind residents of our crime reduction and prevention advice.

“If you have any information whatsoever about these specific incidents please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

“If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

“A full range of home and garden security and vehicle crime prevention advice can be viewed on the Thames Valley Police website.”

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