Thames Valley Police Spring Time Burglary Campaign
As spring approaches and people start using their garden tools again they become more accessible and attractive to thieves. Garden sheds, outbuildings and garages are a popular target as they are likely to contain expensive items such as lawn mowers, hedge cutters, pedal bikes and power tools.
The campaign will be running in addition to normal policing activities and is due to start on Thursday (20/3) until Saturday 5 April. The local neighbourhood policing teams aim to raise awareness of the importance of revisiting and strengthening the security of your home and outbuildings, to help prevent you from being a victim of burglary.
Officers and members of the Trading Standards will be offering vital crime prevention advice to raise awareness of the importance of securing your home, outbuildings and garages, during the spring period, at the following events:
•Deddington Farmers market, between 9am and 12.30pm on Saturday 22 March. Officers will be accompanied by Trading Standards, offering crime prevention advice in relation to home and outbuilding. We will also be offering a tack marking service.
•Bicester crime prevention event from 10am until 2pm on Saturday 29 March in Sheep Street, Bicester.
•Banbury crime prevention event from 10am until 2pm on Saturday 5 April at the Castle Quay Shopping Centre.
•The Carterton Neighbourhood Team will be running Advice Days at the Carterton market on Thursday 20 March and Thursday 27 March between 10am and 2pm.
•The Chipping Norton Neighbourhood Team will be running a crime prevention event on Friday 28 March and Saturday 29 March from 10am until 5pm, at Market Square, Chipping Norton.
•The Woodstock Neighbourhood Team will be running a crime prevention event on Wednesday 2 April from 10am until 5pm in the Town Centre.
•The Witney Neighbourhood Team will be running a crime prevention event on Thursday 27 March from 10am until 2pm in the Market.