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Cigarettes stolen in store break in – Slough

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a car was driven into the front of a convenience store in Slough as part of a burglary.

At just after 2am on the morning of 27th July, a blue Mazda was driven into the front of the Nisa store in Wentworth Avenue, Slough. Four men got out of the car and forced their way in, stealing a quantity of cigarettes.  The men fled the scene in a dark-coloured BMW along Wentworth Avenue, towards Farnham Lane. The Mazda was left in situ.

The BMW was later found in the Bromycroft Road area.

Investigating officer Det Sgt John Wordsworth, of Local CID in Slough, said: “The offenders used one car to plough into the front of the store, and a second car to flee the scene.

“I would like to speak to anyone who saw either of these two cars either before the incident or, in the case of the BMW, afterwards.

“There would have been a lot of noise when the offenders broke into the store, so I would also like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident, who has not already spoken to us.”

If you can help, please call Det Sgt Wordsworth via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

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Gang admits to ram raid at Ernest Jones Jewellers

Members of a gang who carried out a ram raid attack on an Ernest Jones jewellers in Exeter have admitted to the £200,000 crime.

Three members of the gang threatened a female worker at the city centre branch of the jewellers, bringing the area to a virtual standstill while the fourth member of the gang manned a getaway vehicle.

While appearing at Exeter Crown Court, all four men admitted to taking part in the raid. They were brought to justice after a four month investigation, which saw police officers from London and Devon working together to solve the crime.

The robbery took place on the 11th February 2013 when three of the robbers entered the store during business hours and threatened a staff member.  They then used a hammer to break into several jewellery display cabinets before making off with 30 Rolex watches. The robbers then jumped into their getaway vehicle and drove off at high speed.

The robbers were later apprehended at a number of addresses in the south eastern area of the town and all pled guilty to the crimes when they first appeared in court together. They were then remanded in custody until sentencing.

Barry Cotter, the judge presiding over their case, said:

“The judge who sentences this case will have to look very carefully at the background and the sentencing guidelines, but it is clearly a very serious offence.”

Vulnerable shop owners are advised to take precautions, such as installing security shutters, window bars and retractable grilles in order to avoid ram raids and burglaries on their premises.

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Surrey teenaged sentenced after a string of burglaries in Surrey

A Surrey teenager has been sentenced to 38 months in a young offenders’ institute after committing a string of burglaries.

Eighteen year old Shane Warburton, was sentenced on July 15th after he admitted to over 20 burglaries committed in the Molesey, Walton and Thames Ditton areas. It is estimated that he caused more than £50,000 worth of damage and loss, mostly to homes.

Three days before his sentence was handed down, the court heard that the defendant and a 22 year old accomplice were caught in the act of breaking into a home on Sidney Road by the owners, who walked in as they were in the process of loading stolen electrical items into the back of a stolen BMW.

The burglars got away with a number of items, including a laptop, camera, iPhones and iPods and a sum of money that was taken from the lady’s purse.

Two of the three burglars were caught when the police put a stinger into action, causing their stolen car to crash into a lamppost. The unknown third assailant managed to escape.

Warburton’s 22 year old accomplice, Mirush Kabashi, was also sentenced to 24 months in a young offenders’ institute.

Homeowners are advised to ensure their homes are as secure as possible, if they are to avoid being burgled.  Home security shutters and burglar alarms are ideal for this purpose.

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