Spate of local burglaries

Advice issued to residents following multiple burglaries – Shrivenham

Thames Valley Police has recently witnessed an increase in burglaries in the Shrivenham area. A large number of these burglaries have resulted in jewellery and cash being stolen.

We would like to remind residents to remain vigilant and consider keeping any valuables out of sight or in a safe. Additionally, CCTV acts as a major deterrent and greatly increases our chances of catching the offenders so please consider installing it.

You can reduce the risk of becoming a victim of burglary by taking a few simple security measures to make your property less attractive during the autumn and winter months:

·When going out, remember to light up your home using timer switches or a TV simulator.

·Don’t leave valuables or cash on display and store your house and car keys away from your letterbox.

·Move bins away from any side gates to prevent easy access into your property.

·Lock any tools away to prevent them being used to break into your home.

·Consider fitting a motion activated external light and installing a CCTV system.

·Finally, mark your valuables using a UV pen and register them on the national property register at

·Speak to your neighbours, look out for each other’s homes and think about setting up Neighbourhood Watch schemes.

·Remain vigilant and report all suspicious people or vehicles by calling 101 or reporting it online at

We would like to encourage all residents to sign up to receive Thames Valley Alerts. Thames Valley Police are committed to involving the community in the policing of your area. We believe that by improving the flow of information between the community and its police we can all make a greater impact in the prevention and detection of crime and anti-social behaviour.

The Thames Valley Alert website provides an invitation for you to participate in the exchange of information with Thames Valley Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other community groups. As a registered recipient you will not only benefit from two way messaging but may also learn about those in your community subject of anti-social behaviour orders, help identify suspected or wanted criminals or learn about community groups, events or meetings in your area.

Please visit and click on ‘JOIN’ to register, there is also an option to download a mobile app.

If you would like any further help or advice please contact the Faringdon Neighbourhood Team by emailing or by calling 101.

For more burglary prevention advice please visit our website at



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