On the beat… Henley Police Update
Attempted Cheque Fraud
A gentleman attempted to cash a cheque for £4,000 at the Nat West Bank on the 15 August. The cheque was drawn on a Footloose Travel Ltd account. The suspect presented a driving licence as ID. The Manager and staff became suspicious when checking the driving licence as the licence was for man who should have been 68 years of age and the suspect was in his forties. The suspect was noticeably nervous when signing the cheque and when challenged he left the branch leaving the cheque and driving licence behind. No money was obtained. The description of the male was white male, 6ft tall, mid forties, medium chunky build with dark hair, short at the sides and wearing a dark pin stripe suit.
Shoplifting in Henley
On the 13 August between 1500 and 1600 hours an unknown offender has stolen perfume and skin care serum from the Space NK shop in Duke Street. Known current value of missing stock is approx £900.
A female suspect has entered M & Co on Bell Street at around 1430 hours on 15 August and has de-tagged items causing damage. CCTV has captured her removing the tags. Stock has been reviewed and one top is missing. The female is described as in her forties, Asian wearing a headdress and has dark hair. She was carrying a rucksack on her back and was wearing a long black wintery type skirt and a padded jacket.
Dumper Truck Keys Stolen from Plant Hire Company
A white van similar to a Citroen Berlingo has driven into the area of Southern Plant Hire on Station Road on 12 August around 1100 hours from the direction of the train station. The white van has ‘Drive Form’ written on its passenger door. The white van stopped next to a dumper truck. The driver then exited the van and took the keys from the dumper truck and then drove off in the white van. The description of the white van driver is a male, over 6ft tall wearing an orange hi vis jacket with a white t-shirt underneath and cream coloured trouser bottoms. There was also a passenger in the white van and they are described as a male wearing a yellow hi vis jacket.
Handbag Stolen from Office
A lady who works at the Luxtrade Ltd office at Delegate House, 30a Hart Street had her handbag and its contents stolen including bank cards on the 9 August between the hours of 0900 and 1300.
Abusive Behaviour & Theft of Items at Garage Shop
In the early hours of the 11 August (0000 – 0415 hours) a white male, around 6ft tall, chubby build and aged in his mid 20s entered the Esso Regatta Service Station shop on the Reading Road and asked for a packet of cigarettes and selected a sandwich from the refrigerated section. He has then gone to the counter to pay for items and has taken 10 minutes searching for means of payment. During which the suspect has consumed the sandwich. He has then become verbally abusive towards a member of staff before leaving and then re- entered the shop and took a bag of crisps. The suspect was again verbally abusive and then left again without paying for either item. The suspect had short blonde hair swept to the side, no facial hair and spoke with a non distinct English accent. He was wearing black trousers and a white short sleeved shirt which had what appeared to be a coffee stain on the chest area.
Computer Stolen from House in Kings Road
A resident of Kings Road went upstairs on the 14 August at 2245 hours and their computer was on a small desk in the bay window at the front of the house which was left slightly ajar overnight. When he woke up at 0715 the next morning he noticed that the computer was gone.
Caravan Burgled on Four Oaks Caravan Club Site
On the night of the 18 August an unknown offender has gained access to an insecure caravan and connecting awning where a family have been sleeping. The offender has conducted a tidy search and stolen property.
A bicycle was stolen on 15 August between 1600-1900 hours from outside the Angel on the Bridge pub. The bicycle is very distinctive and has been customised.
Damage to Vehicle
A red Peugeot 206 has had its rear near-side window smashed whilst parked in Greys Road car park overnight on the 17 August. Nothing appears to have been stolen.
Damage to Church
Unknown offenders have used something large and heavy to crack and dent the framework of a stained glass window at Harpsden Parish Church between 1800-1900 hours on 18 August.