Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Christmas Theft Appeal

Police are appealing for witnesses after a burglar broke into a house in Worcester Park and drove off in the owner’s Mini Cooper Convertible parked outside, after having first loaded it with wrapped Xmas presents and wine from inside the property.

The presents, wrapped by family members, were ready to be taken to relatives in the North East of England. The haul also included at least 24 bottles of wine, £200 cash and the keys to the blue mini.

The thieves gained entry by kicking in the front door of the property in Boscombe Road, Worcester Park, on Monday (10th December) sometime between 08.30hrs - 20.50hrs.

PC Duncan Harris, of Sutton’s Crime Prevention Team, urged residents to be aware that criminals consider Christmas to be a time of ‘taking’ rather than ‘giving’. “Please take steps to protect your home so you reduce the likelihood of becoming a target,” he said.

If you saw anyone acting suspiciously during these times, please contact Sutton’s Burglary & Robbery Investigation Team on 020 8649 0777. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.