Rise in Theft of and From Motors Vehicles

Over the last two days, there has been an increase in reports of the theft of and theft from motor vehicles in Henley.

Police are calling for information on the following crimes:
• Between 9pm on 12/03 and 7am on 13/03 a van was broken into on Berkshire Road, Henley. Entry was gained to the rear of the vehicle and tools were stolen.
• Between 5.30pm on 12/03 and 7.15am on 13/03 a van was broken into on Gainsborough Hill, Henley. Entry was gained after the side door was forced open and tools were stolen.
• Between 8pm on 12/03 and 4.40am on 13/03 a white Ford Transit index K*** UUR was stolen from Grey Road, Henley.

Police advice when leaving your vehicle:

  • Remove everything from your vehicle including removable stereos and sat-navs. Do not leave anything in the glove compartment.
  • Close all windows and the sunroof
  • Lock your vehicle and use your alarms if you have them.
  • Park in a garage or drive way where possible. If this is not possible park in a well-lit/busy area.
  • If you do see any persons or vehicles acting suspicious in the area then call 101 (non-emergency) and 999 in an emergency.

If you have seen any suspicious looking people or vehicles in the area or have any information relating to this message please call the Police via the 24 hour non-emergency telephone number 101.
Alternatively if you have information but wish to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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  1. Jo-Anne May says:

    On Thursday 8th March at lunchtime I was driving along Watermans Road which leads onto Noble Road where I approached a man wearing building gloves, looking very suspicious looking in the drivers window of a silver van. I honked my horn and asked what he was doing, and was it his van. He tried the passenger door handle (which was locked) I opened the window and again asked if it was his van. He replied that it was. Then walked away where I saw a long screwdriver in his back pocket. He quickly jumped into a mid blue Audi estate with 2 other men. They drove very quickly towards Reading. I rang the police and informed them. I managed to speak to the owner of the van who was very grateful that I had approached the man. He had in fact punched the drivers lock in (probably with the screwdriver) but fortunately not taken any tools or the van. Everyone needs to be aware and alert at all times as this was broad daylight with houses across the road.


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