Burglary in Ducks Meadow - Police appeal for information

Written by Neil Goodwin on .

Police in Marlborough are appealing for information following a burglary and attempted burglaries in the town.

Overnight between Friday 28 April and Saturday 29 April, a house in Ducks Meadow was broken into via the patio doors, and a quantity of cash from a purse was stolen, as well as cigarettes.

The owner of the house was asleep upstairs at the time - it is believed the offender did not go upstairs.

During the same time period, offenders attempted to gain entry to a property in George Lane, by putting their hand through a cat flap and taking a key from inside the door. They did not gain entry to the house.

As well as this, an attempt was made to gain entry into another house in Ducks Meadow by using a tool to open the door.  No entry was gained.

PC Rich Barratt said:  "I would like to reassure residents that reports of this nature are taken very seriously and we are in the process of carrying out a thorough investigation.

"I am keen to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard anyone acting suspiciously in George Lane or Ducks Meadow between the afternoon of Friday 28 April to approximately 7am on Saturday 29 April.

"Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously if preferred."

To improve the security in and around your home we are asking householders to remember the following advice: