A MOTOCROSS bike, car numberplate and electrical goods have all been stolen from properties across south Bucks in a weekend spate of burglaries.
The bike was taken from a stable in the Hambleden area after thieves forced open the doors overnight on Friday and Saturday.
It is a Honda CR80 and is described as having a white petrol tank and orange seat. It is not fitted with registration plates.
Between 4pm and 8pm on Saturday afternoon, burglars forced their way through a skylight of a property in Cressex Road.
A black and silver Hewlett Packard laptop, a black Canon digital camera and a film camera were all stolen. Anyone with information on this break-in should contact PC Benfield.
Later the same evening a silver single-axled ERD 102 trailer was taken from the back garden of a home in Boundary Road, Loudwater, after the property's metal gates were taken off their hinges.
The phone number for anyone with information is 08458 505 505.
(Reproduced from "This is Local London" website 9th March)
GARDIEN TIPS: The Motocross bike merited stronger security by way of a Shed Shackle or Ground Anchor, and almost certainly the door locks could have been stronger. Property marking with the owner's postcode would also make resale more difficult and would aid traceability.
Hinge caps should always be fitted to prevent gates being lifted off and expensive trailers should be anchored to a secure post or ground anchor. Again property marking is recommended for items of value. See www.garden-security.co.uk for the solutions to all these problems