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Appeal for witnesses following attempted burglary and attempted robbery - Abbot Road and Newlands Avenue

Alert message sent 19/06/2020 12:00:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an attempted burglary and an attempted robbery in Didcot.

At 1.07am on Wednesday (17/6), the victim, a man in his sixties, saw a man trying to access his garage on Abbott Road on his CCTV. The offender was using an electronic screwdriver but did not gain access to the garage. Nothing was taken during the incident.

Between 1.05am and 1.30am on the same morning, a 16 year-old boy was threatened by a man carrying an electronic screwdriver on Newlands Avenue. The victim was not injured and no property was taken from him.

The offender is described as a white man, around 21 years-old, and around 5ft 8ins tall. He was wearing a Nike puffa-style jacket with three colours in horizontal blocks, black bottoms and black Nike vapour max trainers. He also had a brown patchy beard.

Investigating officer PC Lorraine O’Connor, based at Wantage police station, said: “I am appealing to anyone who has any information about these incidents to come forward.

“We believe that the two incidents are linked.

“You can report online using our online reporting form, quoting reference number 43200180444. If you cannot report online, call the non-emergency number 101.

“Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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Ffion Jones (Police, Communications Assistant , HQ South)

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