On the Beat… Henley Police Update

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Between 6.15pm and 8.15pm on Wednesday 23 October a property was burgled in Bell Street, Henley. It is believed offender(s) may have gained access by forcing a conservatory window.  Items stolen included games console, jewellery, golf equipment and car keys before stealing a silver Volkswagen Polo AJ55.

Between Monday 21 and Wednesday 23 October, two properties in Sherwood Gardens were burgled. Between 3pm on (21/10) and 5.15pm on (23/10) offender(s) forced entry to one property, nothing appears to have been stolen. Between 11am on (22/10) and 12pm on (23/10) entry was gained via an insecure rear patio door to the second property. A decanter was stolen from a drinks cabinet.

A resident of Bell Street arrived home at around 1730 hours on 23 October and parked her car in Bell street opposite. She got changed and went to the gym around 1845 hours. She took her car keys and house keys and went on foot to the gym. Walking back to the house and arriving home at 2015 when she discovered her set of car and front door keys were missing.  On checking the rest of the house she noticed other items were missing and one of the windows in the conservatory had had it’s catch damaged.  Her car a black Volkswagen polo was also stolen.

Bank ATM Machine Vandalised

In the early hours of last Wednesday morning (16 October) two offenders have ripped the ATM machine out at Barclays Bank on Hart Street. They left on foot. The description of the first male was, an Asian in his mid 30s, medium build, goatie beard, dark hair, wearing dark grey/blue cardigan, dark jeans, blue polo neck, and dark grey shoes with white soles and laces. The second male was covering his face, wearing a navy blue blazer, blue trainers (possibly Adidas), jeans, with a dark top underneath. He was of small build.

Damage to Vehicles

Overnight on 15 October a rear window was smashed on a silver Volkswagen Polo which was parked on Northfield End. The offenders have used an unknown weapon to smash the window.

A white Vauxhall Vivaro which was parked on Bix Common overnight on 16 October has had the small quarter window on the offside of the vehicle damaged.

Burglaries and Attempted Burglaries from Sheds

Between 16-24 October a shed in Clarence Road was burgled, offender(s) forced entry and stole a bicycle.  A storage shed was forced in York Road but nothing stolen and an attempt to break into a shed in Gainsborough Crescent occurred.

Shoplifting in Fat Face

An offender has entered the shop in Bell Street at around 1430 hours on 21 October and has hung around some clothing items and then when staff have been distracted for a few seconds by another customer the offender has grabbed items and run out of the store.  The suspect is described as a white male, 5ft 10ins, slim build, black hair, heavy stubble, with a strong London accent wearing a grey tweed flat cap, navy jacket, blue jeans, and brown Chelsea boots.

Attempted Shoplifting in Tesco

A suspect was shopping with a trolley in Tesco on 24 October at around 1400 hours and a staff member became suspicious when the suspect put in quite a lot of alcohol in the trolley and when he got near the exit he placed some flowers and plants in the trolley and waited around. The male then grabbed 2 ‘Bags for Life’ and walked out of the store leaving the trolley with the items in it. He was approached by a member of security who asked to see what was in the bags. The male then suddenly took his jumper off handing this and the bag to the security guard and then ran off with no top on. There were no items from store in the bags but staff members believe that the 2 ‘Bags for Life’ had not been paid for and within one of them was a used WH Smith sketch pad and 2 Avon Christmas catalogues.

Tools Stolen from Van

On 22 October a silver Peugeot Expert van was parked outside a neighbour’s home on the Greys Road. The next day the owner left his house at approx 07.30 hrs and clicked the central locking of his van. As he approached the van he noticed a box of downlighters on the ground near the driver’s door. He recognised these as being from his van. He then opened the side door to the van which is behind the drivers seat and where he keeps his valuable tools. He saw that the tools were missing and that the lock on the rear of vehicle had been forced with the locking mechanism thrown on the grass verge.