Police appeal after series of garage burglaries

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for information following a series of garage and shed burglaries during the summer months.

Approximately 120 offences took place in the city between May and August, in which offenders targeted garages with an internal door attached to homes, as well as sheds and garages which were not attached to homes.

All the offences took place overnight, with the garage doors being drilled through by the door locks. This has caused considerable damage and cost to the victims, averaging between £500 and £750 per door.

Once entry has been gained, a large amount of property has been stolen including high value pedal cycles, motorbikes, power tools, golf clubs, fishing equipment and other items.

The offenders have targeted both wood and metal skinned garage doors. The wood doors have been drilled near the lock, the metal doors cut through using an unknown implement.

Acting Detective Inspector Matt Darnell said: “Please be assured that this crime series is being thoroughly investigated.

“Policing has been increased in what are thought to be targeted areas, and directed patrols are still regularly taking place.”

If you witnessed any of the incidents, or have information which could assist the investigation, call Milton Keynes police station via the 24-hour Enquiry Centre on 101.