Two Burglaries of Donated Goods at Sue Ryder

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information after two burglaries at the Sue Ryder Hospice in Nettlebed, which are believed to be linked.

The first offence took place between 3am and 5am on Monday (6/5) when two offenders, believed to be a man and a woman were captured on CCTV climbing over a locked gate into an area where charity donations are left by members of the public.

The offenders appeared to be dressed in boiler suits and made their escape after taking bags of donated household property.

Two days later, between 6am and 7am on Wednesday (8/5) two offenders, again believed to be a man and a woman, were captured on CCTV climbing over a locked gate and were seen to take more bags of household goods.

The offenders then made their escape in a vehicle that looked similar to a silver Mercedes car.

Investigating officer PC Mark Burton, based at Wantage police station, said: “On two occasions, two unidentified people entered the site and took charity donations.

“This is a particularly callous act at a hospice, and I am appealing to anybody who may have any information about these burglaries to contact police.

“If anybody has been offered items of household goods in the local area and are suspicious about where these may have come from, please get in touch with us.

“Similarly, if anybody witnessed either burglary, I am urging you to call 101, quoting reference number 43190137918.

“Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or make a report online.”

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