Two cars were stolen in separate burglaries across the city today.
Around 2.55am this morning, the first victim, a 40-year-old woman, was woken by noise outside her house in Glastonbury Close, Bletchley.
When she looked out of the window she saw four offenders pushing her white Volkswagen Golf GTI 2007 model, off her driveway. A fifth offender joined them before they drove off.
The victim went downstairs and found her car keys had been taken. There were no signs of entry or damage to any doors or locks.
The second incident took place between 2am and 5am today in Edison Square, Shenley Lodge. The victim woke at 5am and discovered his car keys and grey Audi A6 Saloon was missing.
There were no signs of entry or damage to any doors or locks. A car was seen screeching down the road around 2am with a man getting out, going out of view and the car speeding off.
Detective Constable Sam Reynolds, of Local CID in Milton Keynes, said: “I would like to appeal to anyone who may have seen anyone in the area acting suspiciously before or around the time of the incident, to contact police.
“We believe the offenders arrived at the house in Bletchley riding the following pushbikes; a Giant Cypress LX, an Appolo Mayhem, a Giant Rincon, a Raleigh Avalanche and a Trek 4300. If anyone saw a group of people riding bicycles such as these or had a bicycle of this make stolen recently please contact us.
“One of the most common points of entry we’re seeing is via the letterbox.
“Please keep your car keys away from any windows and doors to prevent them from being “fished” through letterboxes. But make sure you know where they are in case of fire.
“If you have UPVC doors, please make sure you use the door key to double lock your doors. If you have a solid wooden door, consider fitting a letterbox plate deflector to the inside of your door - this will prevent anyone from reaching the internal handle and locks by hand or with a tool.”
She added: “If you can see your valuables through your windows then so can others. Please don’t tempt potential burglars by leaving purses, wallets, handbags and car keys where they can easily be seen.”
Anyone with any information should contact Det Con Reynolds of Local CID Milton Keynes via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police Enquiry Line on 101.
You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police are warning residents that there has been an increase in the theft of vehicles where the keys have been stolen from the owner’s property in the local area. They are urging residents to ensure both their homes and car keys are safe and secure to ensure they do not become victims of this offence. Please follow the general advice given below, look out for and report any suspicious behaviour to the police.