By Emma Tarry - 18th May 2020 5:30pm
Thames Valley Police has published an appeal for withnesses following burglaries or attempted burglaries in villages near Thame
The first incident occurred between 8.15am and 1.30pm on Thursday 14th May at a property in Box Tree Lane, Postcombe. Entry to the property was gained by forcing open a window. An amount of jewellery was stolen.
The second incident occurred at around 2pm on Thursday 14th May at a property in Crendon Road, Shabbington. Four men gained entry by breaking the patio door at the back of the property. They were disturbed by the occupant and left on foot and turned left toward the village centre. Nothing was stolen. One of the offenders is described as a black man, who was tall and slim. The other three offenders were white men, average height with brown hair. All were wearing masks.
The third incident occurred between 2.45pm and 4pm also on Thursday 14th May at a property in London Road, Wheatley. Entry to the property was gained by forcing open a window. Personal documents were stolen.
Two men were seen at the time in Vicarage Road and officers would like witnesses who may have seen these two people to get in touch as it could be significant.
The fourth incident occurred between 8pm and 8.30pmon Thursday (14/5) at a property in Icknield Close, Chinnor. Entry to the property was gained via the back door. The offenders left the kitchen tap running which flooded the kitchen floor. A safe containing personal documents and two designer watches were stolen.
The two men seen in Vicarage Road were white, in their mid to late twenties, slim with dark hair and dark clothes.
Designated Investigator Rebekah Kent based at Abingdon police station said: "I am appealing for witnesses to these incidents. Anyone who lives in the local area and was in the vicinity at the time of these incidents and has information or saw anything suspicious, then please speak to police.
"I would also ask that any motorists in the area who have dash-cam footage to review it to check if anything significant was captured.
"The preferred method of contacting police is via the online form, quoting reference 43200142384, or alternatively, you can call 101.
"If you wish to remain anonymous, you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."
Communications Officer, Thames Valley Police
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