A police chief has issued a warning to home owners after a spate of burglaries on two Aylesbury estates.
Inspector Kelly Glister says that six homes have been raided by ‘opportunist’ thieves in the past two weeks.
Although none of the cases are being linked at the moment, Insp Glister has warned neighbours to be vigilant, to help prevent further attacks.
She said: “We’ve had six offences in the last two weeks in the Elm Farm and Bedgrove areas.
“They are similar in the sense that they are at a similar time of day, in the early evening when it has just got dark and it is commuter time.
“In all of the cases the offenders have gained access through the back of the property.”
Thames Valley Police is currently running a Keep Your Light On initiative, which aims to raise awareness of the importance of home security.
Householders are advised to set timer switches in their homes, and report any suspicious behaviour to police.
Insp Glister added: “It is unfortunate, and I think that it is important to remind people that we have reduced crime by 7% on last year.
“We are doing everything we can to create further reductions.”
If you have any information about crime in your area contact Thames Valley Police on 101