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4th March 2017
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after an aggravated burglary in Faringdon.
At around 11am yesterday (1/3) a man returned to his home in Radcot Road to find men leaving the property. They threatened him with a firearm before making off in a small blue vehicle.
Later a firearm was recovered and a 34-year-old man from Watchfield was arrested on suspicion of burglary and is currently in custody.
Investigating officer Det Insp Mike Roddy said: “This was obviously a very concerning incident for the victim. Fortunately he was not injured.
“We would urge anyone who was in the area at that time and may have seen anything suspicious or saw the vehicle to please get in touch as a matter of urgency.
“We are linking this incident to a similar one near Bampton on 19 February when men broke into a home and stole firearms.”
If you have any information please call via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101 quoting URN 441 1/3.
If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
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PCSO Colin DAVIES C6584
Carterton Police Station
Please see below and the linked press release
“please see press release on our website regarding the Aggravated Burglary on Monday morning near Faringdon. The Neighbourhood Team are working close with the investigation team and are very reassured that with two arrests the risks are minimised.”
“all firearms license holders please ensure you’re complying and are securing weapons properly and not advertising yourself as a holder”
“Carterton NH team and West Oxfordshire NH Teams are available for reassurance visits and crime prevention advice”
We at carterton are assisting wherever possible with these investigation so if anyone has any concerns please contact us.
PCSO Colin DAVIES
Carterton Police Station
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