RESIDENTS are being urged to stay vigilant after a spate of break-ins across the area. 

Pubs and homes have been raided over recent weeks, prompting police to issue advice. 

On more than one occasion, the burglars were interrupted halfway through the raid and left with nothing.

Officers want information about the following incidents. 

- A catflap was broken when burglars forced the lock on the back door of a home on Devon Close, Wokingham, on February 7.

It appears as though the offenders had been disturbed during the incident, which took place between 5.45pm and 6.45pm.

- A television and a laptop were stolen during an overnight raid on a pub.
Thieves broke into the pub overnight on Tuesday, February 6 going into Wednesday, February 7.

They forced the rear kitchen door of the Denmark Street pub open, before breaking in and searching the premises.

- A laptop, television, audio equipment and bottles of spirits were stolen, but police would not confirm which pub it was, despite there being three on the same road.

If you know anything about the incident which could help police, please call 101 and quote reference number 43180038364.

- At 9.10am on Saturday February 3, burglars forced their way into a property on Culloden Way, Wokingham.

The house was searched, but the offender only stole one item of clothing, police believe.

It is thought that the burglars forced their way in through the rear patio door lock, which had been forced open.

Thames Valley Police issued the following advice: “If you see or hear anything suspicious ring the police on 101.

“If you see something happening to someone’s house and you think someone may still be there ring 999.”

See below for more information on how you can protect yourself from would-be burglars.

THAMES Valley Police have issued advice for residents after a series of burglaries and attempted break-ins.

A television and a laptop were stolen from a pub in the middle of town, while burglars searched houses before leaving with nothing from other homes in the town.

Some of these incidents have taken place during the middle of the day, while the incident at the pub took place overnight.

Police have issued the following advice:

- Keep front and back doors locked, even when you’re at home.
- Install a burglar alarm with a visible alarm box.
- Fit a door chain and spyhole for extra security.
- Keep all valuables and keys out of sight and out of reach of doors and windows.
- Store high value items in a hidden safe.
- Mark your belongings and register them for free with Immobilise.
- Fit energy efficient security lighting.
- Do not leave spare keys in obvious places such as under doormats or plant pots.
- Keep items that could be used to break into your property such as ladders, tools and wheelie bins stored safely away.
- Lock side gates to prevent easy access to the rear of the property.
- Check fencing regularly to keep it in good repair.
- Use pea shingle on driveways or under windows, as it crunches loudly when stepped on.
- Trim overgrown hedges and plants to remove hiding places and improve surveillance.
- Use a timer switch to make your house look occupied, even when it isn’t.
- Consider joining or forming a Neighbourhood Watch 

- Always call the police. if you hear the sound of glass smashing. - it maybe someone breaking into your neighbours house.