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Police appeal for witnesses following spate of burglaries in Crowthorne, Woosehill and Wokingham

Published: 9 Apr 2014 12:30

TWO men have been arrested and bailed following a spate of burglaries in Crowthorne, Woosehill and Wokingham.

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The latest incident occurred on Thursday, March 27, between midnight-3.45am in Lake End Way, Crowthorne.

Offenders gained entry to the property via the front door and stole a wallet, mobile phone and keys to a car.

At 3.48am on the same morning, an attempt was made to withdraw cash from the cash machine at the Morrisons supermarket in Woosehill.

PC Richard Nash, from Loddon Valley, said: “This latest burglary is being linked to 12 burglaries in the Woosehill, Crowthorne and Twyford areas.

"All the offences occur in the same timeframes - between midnight and 4am. In each offence the premises have been entered via the front door, possibly with the use of a metal bar.

"The property taken - wallets, handbags, cash and banking cards - is the same in each case as is the property that has been ignored - motor vehicles and electrical items."

“Once cash has been obtained,the stolen items have been messily left around the location by the offenders and reunited with its owners by members of the public.”

On Friday, March 21, a property in Lowther Road, Wokingham, was also burgled, which police believe is linked to the other burglaries.

The offenders are white, in their 20s. One is around 6ft tall and the other is between 5ft 9ins to 5ft 10ins tall.

Both males were described as having skinny features. The taller male was wearing a dark top with two stripes down the sides and the shorter male was wearing a distinctive cream knitted jumper with a hood. Around the top of the jumper is a large coloured diamond design. There are several diamonds either side of this large diamond that get smaller as they go along the shoulders.

Two men, aged 19 and 20, from Wokingham, have been arrested and bailed pending further enquiries. The 19-year-old was bailed until April 19 and the 20-year-old until April 20.

Anyone with information should contact PC Nash on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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