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Laptops, tablets and alcohol among items stolen in Wokingham burglaries

Published: 16 Jul 2014 16:30

LAPTOPS, electronic tablets and alcohol are some of the items that have been stolen in a spate of burglaries in Wokingham over the past fortnight.

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Between Friday, June 27, and Monday, July 14, there have been five reported burglaries in properties near the town centre.

The first offence took place in Priest Avenue between Friday, June 27, and Monday, June 30, when offenders entered via an insecure rear patio door and stole a Dell E6430 laptop.

The second burglary took place in Waterloo Road on Tuesday, July 1, between 10.15am-12.35pm, when offenders forced entry via a rear conservatory door and stole a Hessian Fenwick bag, a large collection of Jack Daniels whiskey and some jewellery.

The third offence also took place in Waterloo Road on Tuesday, July 1, between 9.30am-4.50pm, when burglars forced a rear patio door and stole a green/grey rucksack; a Nikon camera; a Fuji camera; a Kindle; a Kindle Fire; some jewellery; some commemorative coins; £100 US Dollars; and Euros.

Two white men, aged about 30, were seen in Waterloo Road on Tuesday, July 1, and police are keen to speak to them.

Both men are white and about 30 years old. One was stocky, bald, wearing a blue short sleeved t-shirt and faded denim jeans. The second was slightly built, with short fair hair, wearing a light short sleeved top and light trousers.

The fourth offence took place in London Road last Friday between 7.30am-1.15pm, when offenders forced entry via a rear window. Once inside they stole a sports bag; £100; a Dell laptop; jewellery and a bright red Cervelo S3 road bike.

The fifth offence took place on Monday between 3.45pm-6pm, when offenders smashed a rear window to gain entry to a property in Froghall Drive. Once inside they stole a large amount of Asian gold, a laptop and two Chanel handbags.

Detective Sergeant Christina Berenger said: “The burglaries have all happened in a small geographical area, so I would urge the local residents to report anyone suspicious by calling 999.

“I would like to speak to anyone who may have any information about these incidents or if you have been offered any of the stolen items recently, get in touch with us by calling 101.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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