Kitchen equipment stolen from new build houses
Police are appealing for witnesses after two ‘new build’ houses in Carterton and Witney were targeted this week by burglars and kitchen equipment was stolen.
Between 4:30pm last Friday (6/6) and 8am on Monday (9/6), thieves broke in to a property at Ashcombe Crescent, Witney, and the fitted kitchen was stolen.
During the same period, a property in Swinbrook Road, Carterton, was targeted and two cookers were stolen.
Det Sgt Craig Kirby, who leads the West Oxfordshire Priority Crime Team in Witney, said: “This burgling of new build properties is a new problem in our district. We will be working with building firms and contractors to make sure their sites are left secure over weekends.
“I would also like to speak to anyone who saw anything suspicious in either Swinbrook Road or Ashcombe Crescent over the weekend; perhaps you saw people on site and at the time thought they were legitimate construction workers.
“These thieves would have needed a large vehicle to move the stolen property, so if anyone saw a suspicious vehicle in the area, please get in touch.”
DS Kirby can be contacted via the Police Enquiry Centre on 0845 8 505 505.
If you don’t want to talk to police and don’t want to leave your name, call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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