Category Archives: Thames Valley Alert

Thames Valley Police: Vamoose Burglaries

Posted on February 6, 2019 in Thames Valley Alert

We have had a few vamoose burglaries in Didcot. A ‘Vamoose’ burglary is a name used by Thames Valley Police for a burglary that takes place specifically to the steal the keys to a high value or new vehicle. Vamoose burglaries usually happen overnight when the occupants of a property are in bed asleep or […]

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Rural crime alert (Subaru Legacy estate)

Posted on August 24, 2017 in Thames Valley Alert

Please be vigilant for a silver coloured Subaru Legacy estate with number plate ending PFE. The vehicle has a noticeably loud sports exhaust. The vehicle is believed to have been seen at the scene of some rural crime near the Watlington area over the weekend. If the vehicle is seen please call 101 with details […]

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Thames Valley Police: Increase in lead roof theft

Posted on July 23, 2017 in Thames Valley Alert

We have seen an increase in the theft of lead from roofs, particulary schools and churches. Please consider the following if you have a lead roof: Security marking – marking the lead will make the crime less attractive and make it harder for the offenders to sell on. If you use a DNA marking solution […]

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Thames Valley Alert: Shed and garage security advice

Posted on June 29, 2017 in Thames Valley Alert

We have received an increase in reports of sheds and garages being broken into recently. Please review your security and read the follow advice to reduce the chances of being a victim of this type of crime. Opportunist thieves identify sheds and garages as easy pickings because they are usually fairly unprotected and lack basic […]

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Thames Valley Alert: Outside Water Safety

Posted on June 27, 2017 in Thames Valley Alert

This hot weather has encouraged people to cool off in rivers, canals, ponds, quarries and lakes. Please be mindful that this can be very dangerous. Dangers of open water: The water may look calm on the surface, but there can be strong undercurrents that could pull even a strong swimmer under the water. The water […]

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