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Tandridge residents urged to review home security following burglary in Oxted

27 Mar, 2018 16:05 News Witness Appeals

Tandridge residents are being urged to review their home security following a number of burglaries across the borough.

The most recent of these took place at an address in Church Lane in Oxted around 1am on Monday (26 March).

The suspects broke in through the kitchen window and searched the property, before making off with jewellery.

A neighbour who was looking out of his window around the time of the offence saw a man on the driveway who is described as white, approximately 6ft tall, wearing jeans and dark clothing and carrying a torch.

Tandridge Neighbourhood Inspector Dan Gutierrez said: “We are investigating and we are interested in any suspicious activity in the days leading up to the offence. We know from local enquires that this address and others in the area had received cold callers offering manual services such as driveway cleaning and driveway tarmacking, and we would urge you to report any suspicious activity to us as soon as possible.

“We are investigating whether this burglary links to other similar offences reported in the area and would urge residents to be vigilant and make a note of any suspicious vehicles or activity to pass on to us.

“I would also urge Tandridge residents to review their home security – taking a few simple precautions can be enough to deter a burglary and prevent you from becoming a victim.”

Further advice about preventing yourself from becoming a victim of burglary can be found here: www.surrey.police.uk/burglary

If you are not already, please consider joining a local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme – more information can be found here: https://surrey.police.uk/advice/protect-your-neighbourhood/watch-schemes/

If you have any information about the burglary in Oxted, please call us on 101, quoting crime reference number PR/45180031788 or report online using www.report.police.uk

Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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