Police link two jewellery raids in Oxford

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Homes targeted for jewellery worth ‘several hundreds of pounds’.

Police are linking two jewellery raids on homes in Faringdon and Wootton in Oxfordshire which took place on Friday 18.

The first occurred is said to have occured between 8.20am and 5.20pm, at at house in Wootton. Thieves broke into the property by forcing a side window and again stole several hundred pounds worth of jewellery.

The second burlgary took place in Littleworth, Faringdon, sometime between midday and 2.25pm on the same day. Thieves are said to have smashed the rear window of a property and fled with several hundred pounds worth of jewellery. Eyewitnesses report seeing a red vehicle acting suspiciously in the area at the time.

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PC Paul Reece, of the Abingdon priority crime team, said: "We believe the two burglaries are linked and are appealing for witnesses.Thieves have made off with a combined haul of several hundred pounds worth of jewellery and we want to speak to anyone who may have information that could help our investigations."

"The smashing of the window to break into the property must have made a lot of noise, so please contact us if you have any information", PC Reece added.

Anyone with information is urged to get in touch with Thames Valley Police on 0845 8 505 505.

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