Four city burglaries could be linked

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after four burglaries in Milton Keynes, which they believe may be linked.

The first incident took place between 10pm on Saturday and 2.05am on Sunday, when offenders got in to a flat in Woodhouse Court, Stantonbury Fields. Once inside they stole £100 in cash and a black purse.

The second incident took place around 6pm on Sunday, when the victim, an 85-year-old woman, was watching TV in her house in Broad Street, Newport Pagnell. The offender entered her bedroom and said he was looking for his granddad. He then walked off and was confronted by the victim in the living room and told to leave the house which he did.

The victim then checked her rooms to discover the offender had conducted untidy searches but nothing was stolen.

The third incident took place yesterday (26/3) between 2am and 2.30am in Falaise Nook, Bolbeck Park when a 94-year-old woman was targeted. The offender got in via a bedroom window and after a while was confronted by the victim, who was returning from the bathroom. The offender said he was in the wrong flat and left via the front door. He stole £20 in cash and a red purse.

The forth incident took place yesterday (26/3) at around 6.15pm when a 95-year-old woman was targeted in Knowles Green, Bletchley. The victim was at home when two offenders entered via an insecure door. One of the offenders held the door shut to prevent the victim from leaving while the other offender searched the property and unplugged the community alarm. They stole a black handbag containing £1,000 in cash and left.

The first offender is a white man, in his late twenties to early thirties, around 5ft 8ins and of a slim to medium build. He was clean shaven, with short black hair and was wearing a light grey hooded top and trousers.

The second offender is a white man and was wearing a light grey hooded top and trousers.

Detective Sergeant Matt Darnell, of Local CID Milton Keynes, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who may have seen two men acting suspiciously in the areas around the times of the offences.

“Perhaps they approached you? Perhaps you were another victim and you haven’t reported this to the police? If so, we need to hear from you.”

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Det Sgt Darnell via the new non-emergency single number 101

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.