Burglary series – Witney
Police are appealing for witnesses after three houses were burgled in Witney yesterday (29/10), which detectives believe are linked.
At some time between 10.30am and 8pm there was an attempt to enter a property in Chedworth Drive, but nothing was stolen. Between 11am and 9pm, a house was broken into in Woodlands Road and jewellery was stolen.
Between 7.20pm and 8pm, another house in Woodland Road was entered via an upstairs window while the residents were at home at the time, but they neither saw nor heard anything. A wallet containing £400 in cash and bank cards was stolen along with some jewellery, including a silver cigarette case.
PC Kerry Boyle of the Priority Crime Team at Witney said: “It was audacious to say the least for whoever broke into this house to do so while the residents were at home. Although they were not confronted or threatened, the homeowners have been left terrified and we would like to catch whoever committed this burglary.
“If you saw anything suspicious in the Woodlands Road or Chedworth Drive areas yesterday, please contact us. Also, if you have been offered some jewellery for sale at cheap prices, please get in touch.
“I would also like to remind local people to make sure their homes are secure, especially now the evenings are much darker. Even when you are home, make sure windows and doors are locked in parts of the house you are not frequenting; this includes upstairs windows that are accessible from outside.”
PC Boyle 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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