Wednesday, 24 July 2013

UPDATE: Burglary – Long Crendon

This is a message sent via Thames Valley Alert.

Appeal for witnesses to burglary in Aylesbury Vale

This is an update to the burglary message circulated 22 July.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a burglary of an elderly victim’s flat in Abbot Ridge.

On Sunday (21/7) between 8pm and 8:30pm two unknown male offenders wearing black gloves, and travelling in a black VW vehicle, climbed over the wire fence at the rear of the property. They forced entry into the flat with an implement by prising open the bathroom window.

Once in the property, the offenders conducted a messy search of the flat and stole £476.50 in cash.

The offenders are described as white males and approximately in their late teens to early twenties.

PC Sam Stansbie said: ‘This was a cowardly crime, in which an elderly person was targeted and cash stolen. I am keen to speak to anyone who saw these men in the area or has any information which may aid the police investigation.

“I would also like to raise awareness and urge people to verify the identity of strangers who call at their homes, either by asking to see their identity card or by calling the company or organisation they claim to be from and checking with them.

“Never let someone into your home without doing this. If you see anyone acting suspiciously near a property, please contact the police via the 101 number”.

If you have any information that can assist the police investigation, contact PC Sam Stansbie, of the local Aylesbury CID team via the 24 hour non-emergency number 101.

If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online via the Crimestoppers website.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.