Thu, 15 Sept 2016
Police are appealing for information following a spate of recent burglaries in West Berkshire which officers believe are linked.
Between Saturday (September 10) and Tuesday (September 13) there were four burglaries across Calcot, Burghfield and Tilehurst
At each property access was gained by the offender opening the door via the letterbox. None of the doors were double locked.
The first offence was in Caistor Close in Calcot between 1am and 8am on Saturday when a laptop was stolen.
On the same day and around the same time in Alder Glade, Burghfield a property was burgled and a Mercedes car was taken.
Later on the same day, at 10am, a property in Royal Avenue in Calcot was burgled and a Vauxhall Zafira car and handbag taken.
The fourth burglary was in Conifer Drive, Tilehurst between 10pm on Monday and 5.45am on Tuesday. A Ford Mondeo car and a laptop were taken.
Investigating officer, Det Sgt Will Johnson from Newbury Local CID, said: "I would ask anyone with information about these burglaries to contact me via 101. I also want to alert residents to the risks of not securing their properties effectively.
"We advise that all doors are double locked and that keys are not left close to the front door."
Anyone with information should call the Thames Valley Police 24-hour 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. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.