Warning as Merc and Jag among string of cars taken in burglary spree

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High end cars have been stolen in a series of burglaries across Aylesbury Vale.

Seven vehicles have been stolen in the past month, including a silver Mercedes C63 AMG and a grey Jaguar XF.

Police have warned people to take extra care after an increase in the number of vehicle thefts where crooks take keys from inside a home, known as a vamoose burglary.

All the burglaries in the past month, expect for one, have taken place during the day.

The other vehicles that have been stolen are a black VW Scirocco, a bronze BMW 320D, a silver VW Golf GTI, a grey Land Rover Discovery and a blue Audi S4.

Asian gold has also been taken from homes.

DC Tom Perry said: “The investigation into the offences is progressing well but it is important for local residents to remain extra vigilant in relation to rogue traders who are currently active, or who have recently been in the Aylesbury Vale area.

“I would like to urge members of the public who have come in contact with any rogue traders to note down their details and contact the police via the 101 number immediately.

“We value the input from the public to gather intelligence and this will help to further progress the police investigation into these offences.”

Tips for keeping your vehicles and property secure include:

> If you are planning to go on holiday or will be leaving your property unoccupied for a period of time, leave your car keys with a trusted neighbour or relative and where possible block your vehicles on your driveways

> Park in a well lit area

> Keep your car keys away from any windows and doors to prevent them from being ‘fished’ through letterboxes or seen from outside