Christmas Burglary – What a crime!

Was there any time as a child that you went to bed looking at the lovely presents under your Christmas tree, and when you asked, “how many sleeps left before I get to open my presents?” you were told, “Only four”. But alas you woke up the next morning only to learn that you might not be having those gifts after all?

Hopefully the answer is ‘no’. But again, that really was the case recently for a family in the Horley area.

Burglars stole presents worth about £1,000 at Wolverton Gardens, Horley sometime between midnight and 3am on Wednesday, December 21.

Police said the occupants of the home were asleep upstairs at the time.

The Surrey Police are also still searching for a Runnymede man wanted in connection with another burglary which took place earlier in the month at an address in Rutherwyk Road, Chertsey.

The Police subsequently launched a new section on the Force’s website to trace those both wanted and suspected of being involved in various burglary offences across the county. Also, it launched a campaign to help homeowners avoid becoming the victims of burglary.

The campaign includes a short video and radio adverts urging the public to protect their homes and possessions and not to make life easy for burglars by leaving their wrapped presents in view under the Christmas tree.

Christmas 2011 has come and gone and the year 2012 is just around the corner. Hopefully come next December, more people will keep their trees away from easy view and enjoy a happy Christmas with their families.

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