ACROSS lockdown police officers have continued to respond to incidents in the area including multiple burglaries.

We have created a crime round-up looking at five Thames Valley Police (TVP) alerts issued in Reading and the surrounding areas from the past week.

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TVP have reported that an offender stole a laptop and wallet from a house in Crescent Road having gained entry through the back door.

The force said it happened between 11:30am and 7:30pm on July 22.

Elsewhere in the county, the force said there has been an increase in reported thefts from garages in the Wargrave area.

TVP explained: “Many detached garages are tucked away from the view of passing traffic or local residents, so are often targeted by thieves.”

It added: “Mortice locks or lockable bolts fitted down towards the bottom corners reduce the risk of offenders gaining access by prising the bottom of the door outwards.”

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The force is also appealing for information following reported burglaries in the Twyford and Sonning areas.

It explained on Thursday, July 16, between 4pm and 5pm, tools and a ladder were taken from a garden shed and used to gain entry through the first floor of a property on Ruscombe Road, Twyford (ref 43200217762).

TVP added offenders gained entry to a house through the rear of the property on Sonning Lane, Sonning, on July 16, between 3pm and 4:30pm (ref 43200217796).

The force said: “Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have CCTV, video doorbell or Dashcam footage or may have witnessed the offences or seen anything suspicious.

“If you have any information relating to these burglaries, please report online or call 101 quoting the relevant reference numbers.”

In Woolhampton Way, a victim in his thirties reportedly heard a noise coming from his bike shed and when he went to investigate, he saw a man attempting to steal his bike.

Police said it happened around 3:15pm on Tuesday, July 21 and are appealing for witnesses.