Police issue appeals over Milton Keynes burglaries

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Thames Valley Police have issued appeals following several burglaries in Milton Keynes over the past week.

Yesterday, between 7.05pm and 10.55pm, offenders smashed a glass panel in the conservatory of a house in Portland Drive, Willen.

They then smashed an interior door and searched the property. The house alarm was sounding during this time. Nothing appears to have been stolen.

Other recent crimes included a burglary in The Craven, Heelands, between midday on April 8 and 12.30am on April 12, offenders attempted to open a ground floor front window.

They then smashed the window, unlocked it and searched the property, before stealing a black and silver Acer laptop with a cracked screen.

Officers are also appealing for information regarding an attempted burglary at an address in Stokenchurch Place, Bradwell Common, between 1pm on Thursday, April 10, and 6.45pm on Friday, April 11. Offenders unsuccessfully tried to force entry via a rear kitchen door using a tool.

Nothing was stolen during the incident.

And between 8.45am and 4.30pm on April 9 offenders tried to force the rear kitchen door of a property in Cable Grove, Oakridge Park. The window was then smashed to gain entry and the offenders searched the address and stole jewellery and an iPad.

Investigating officer, Det Con Wendy Cissell from Milton Keynes police station said: “I am appealing for anyone with any information about this burglary to contact police.

“A grey transit van was seen parked outside the address. A white man, of skinny build, about 6ft tall with brown spiky hair, was standing near the vehicle. I am interested to speak to this person to find out what connection he has to the area.”

There was also a burglary at a property in Dexter Avenue, Oldbrook, between 12.30am to 5.45am on Sunday.

The thieves gained entry to the property via the back door, after forcing a metal chain off the door.

They then carried out an untidy search of the address before taking cash, bank cards and a brown handbag and left through the front door of the property.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 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.