thames valley police

thames valley police

Thames Valley Police is issuing advice to residents following multiple burglaries where jewellery and high value items have been targeted in Henley and the surrounding rural areas.

Over the last month, seven burglaries have been committed during daytime hours at properties in Nettlebed, Sonning Common, Kidmore End, Highmoor and Dunsden Green. These are being investigated as linked.

Houses are being targeted for jewellery and high value goods such as handbags and shoes.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Francesca Jarvis, based at Abingdon police station, said: “This burglary series is understandably concerning for the local community and my team is conducting a thorough investigation to identify those responsible.

“I believe offenders are using the B481 road as a main thoroughfare to access properties in the area.

“Residents are encouraged to continue to be our extra eyes and ears. If you see someone acting suspiciously or notice a suspicious vehicle in the area, please call Thames Valley Police on 101 or report online quoting reference 43190339224.”

To help reduce the risk of becoming a victim of burglary, be sure to follow this advice:

– keep all valuables and keys out of sight and out of reach of doors and windows

– keep front and back doors locked, even when you’re at home

– install a burglar alarm with a visible alarm box

– install CCTV or a video doorbell camera

– install security lighting around your property

– lock side gates to prevent easy access to the rear of the property

– look out for your neighbours

For more crime prevention advice, please click here.