Call for witnesses as police link three home break-ins
Thames Valley force seek to assure residents a thorough investigation is now underway
The latest incident happened at around 7.30pm last Wednesday night (January 6) in Orchehill Rise, Gerrards Cross.
Three men tried to break into the address, however they made off in a car after they were disturbed by the occupants. A similar incident occurred the previous night on Tuesday (January 5) at an address in Hampden Road, Prestwood.
On this occasion, the occupant heard a noise inside her home and found two men who then fled.
It is believed that the men got into the property via a back door, and that a third man may have been involved in the burglary which took place at 7.20pm.
Again, the offenders made off in a vehicle. Nothing was stolen.
On Monday, January 4, 24 hours prior to the incident in Prestwood, police were notified of a burglary in Ashcroft Drive, Denham Green, which took place at 7.45pm.
In this instance, three men broke into the property and carried out a messy search. They made off after being disturbed by the owners who had returned home.
One is described as 5ft 8ins, late 40s to early 50s, of slim build with a thin face.
His accomplice was slightly taller, just less than 6ft, and of stocky build.
The third man is described as 6ft broad, with big arms. All three wore dark clothing and facial coverings.
Det Sgt Liz Tait, of Local CID Taplow, said: “I would like to reassure all residents that a thorough investigation is underway in relation to all three incidents in order to try and arrest those responsible.
“The nature of these burglaries is unusual in terms of the suspects wearing balaclavas or face coverings.
“At this time, we have several lines of enquiries in hand. However, we would urge anyone with information forward as possible.
“Any piece of information, despite how trivial it may appear, could assist our investigation.”
Det Sgt Tait can be contacted via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.
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