Tools stolen during double burglary

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Thieves stole tools from garden sheds during a double burglary in a Vale village.

Between 1.00pm and 3.30pm on Monday (25/4) offenders forced entry to the rear door of a property in Pitstone before using a side window to enter the next door property. Although no items were taken from the houses, the sheds in both gardens have been entered and tools were stolen.

These tools include a Makita drill, a Stihl chainsaw and Stihl hedge trimmer.

Officers investigating the incidents are particularly keen to hear from a man seen knocking at the front door of one of the properties at about 12.30pm that day. He is described as 5ft 10ins with short dark hair and was driving a white car, noticeable due to its sloped back.

DC Gemma Howe from Aylesbury CID said: “We’re asking that anyone with information about these incidents calls us directly on 101. You may have seen the man we’re hoping to speak to or the car in the area during that time. If you’ve any details that could help with this enquiry, it’s important that you please come forward.

“I’d also like to stress the importance of securing any outbuildings on your property and that electrical equipment is marked and tagged where appropriately.”

Tool marking and other crime prevention advice can be found on the Thames Valley Police website.

If you have information about this case but don’t want to contact the Police directly, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.