-Appeal for witnesses-
Subject: Appeal for witnesses following a burglary in, Crowthorne
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a burglary in North Crowthorne.
At about 5.30pm on Thursday 14 June an offender walked into a house in Knowles Avenue, Crowthorne via an insecure side door.
Once inside the offender snatched two handbags from a table top before running off.
The offender is described a been a white European male, of average height and build, with sandy coloured spikey hair, wearing a grey jacket over a black top and black baggy jogging bottoms.
Investigating officer PC4873 Andrew Scullin said “ We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have information to call our 24-hour enquiry centre on 101, quoting reference 43180180558.
If you don’t want to speak directly to police you can contact “Crimestoppers” anonymously and free of charge on 0800 555 111. It is an independent charity, no personal details will be asked for, calls are not recorded or traced and you would not have to go to court.
With the warm weather it is tempting to leave doors and ground floor windows open to allow ventilation. However doors and windows that face onto any roadway or path, or that are readily accessible to anyone who should simply wander up your driveway shouldn’t be left open, and valuables should not be left on window sills or in sight of the door. Better still is to keep doors locked and close windows as you leave a room.
For advice on how to keep your home safe, visit the Thames Valley Police website