Three roads in a Reading neighbourhood were targetted by burglars in six hours, according to police.

Criminals tried to enter homes in East Reading taking bicycles and a TV on Monday (February 14).

The first took place between 5.40pm and 6.20pm in Elmhurst Road, where a burglar gained entry to a garage by forcing rear garden door before stealing a TV and bikes.

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Later the same day, at approximately 10.45pm, an offender tried and failed to enter a property in Cumberland Road via a ground floor window.

An offender tried to gain entry to an Orts Road property at 11.34 pm by forcing open the ground floor window but failed.

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Any suspicious activity or information regarding the break-ins can be reported to the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101 referencing the following numbers relevant to the crimes in the order that they appeared in the article:

  • 43220069161
  • 43220069457
  • 43220069492