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Witness Appeal Following Distraction Burglary In Winnersh

Alert message sent 29/06/2021 11:49:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

At 8:55am on Monday 21 June, 2 men attended a property in Westfield Road, Winnersh, stating that they were from the housing association and were there to look at the electrics. They were let into the property, where they looked at the fuse box, damaging it. They have then gone upstairs and pretended to check the lights in all of the rooms. They then left the property, not stealing anything.

Description of the offenders: Male 1, a white male, in his 40s, 5ft 11in tall, dark brown short hair with natural grey bits, facial stubble, wearing blue jeans and a dark blue zip up hoodie, a local accent and no tattoos or piercings were seen. He was carrying a little grey toolbox with a dark navy lid.

Male 2, a white male, 18-20 years old, very slim, 5ft 9-10in tall, with dark brown hair, wearing a grey hoodie with no zip with the hood up and facial hair in a thin line beard around his chin.

We are appealing for any witnesses or anyone who may have CCTV, doorbell or dash-cam footage that may help with this investigation.

If you have any information, please get in touch using our online form or call 101 with reference number 43210272967.

For advice on how to protect your home from thieves, take a look at our online Home Security Guide.

“Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously via their website or on 0800 555 111.”
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Karen Collins (Police, Admin/Co-ordinator, Wokingham)

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