Police target Banbury break-ins

September 24, 2010 by  

Police in Cherwell have issued a phone number for the public for a Thames Valley Police Enquiry Line after a spate of burglaries in their area. The local police force will usually work alongside flyer printing services in Banbury and the surrounding area to issue a leaflet with tips on how homes can be more vigilant. This follows a series of burglaries and attempted burglaries in Cherwell, including the Banbury area, that have been linked following a number of cars that were stolen afterwards. The spate of burglaries began towards the end of May this year and since that time there have been a further ten that are now being linked, with four burglaries resulting in cars being stolen after the house break in. The cars were all thought to be high performance and high value vehicles. Other than one house, where a purse and a wallet were taken, the primary target for each break in seems to have been car keys. The thieves then went on to take the vehicles outside the house or have made attempts, sometimes foiled, to return to take the cars.

Neighbourhood watch teams are looking to be extra vigilant in this area and the police force is looking to increase their presence in the areas that have been targeted. Police are also urging residents in the area to be extra careful and look out for this type of crime. The phone number that the police have issued for anyone wanting to help reduce crime or look to make their home safer from an attempted break-in is 0845 8505 505.