03:50AM, Tuesday 19 August 2014
Burglars struck over the weekend stealing jewellery while home owners were in the garden.
The raiders struck between 2pm and 4.15pm on Friday at Clewer Court Road in Clewer Village, getting in through a rear door that had been left open.
They ransacked bedrooms, searching through jewellery boxes and bedside tables - all without making a sound. They left with valuable jewellery - a lady's fob watch encrusted with pearls, four rings, a silver chain and a blue stone silver brooch. One ring was gold with a sapphire and eight diamonds, one was white gold with a sapphire and six diamonds, one white gold with nine diamonds and a half sovereign gold ring was set with a chain.
Jeffrey Pick, the police and neighbourhood watch community message co-ordinator for Windsor and Maidenhead warned people never to leave doors or windows open in the summer while they were away or outside.
He said: "Real jewellery must never be left in a jewellery box, on a dressing table, nor in bedside cabinets. An ‘opportunist thief’ will only be in your house a matter of minutes."
The victim did not want to talk about the raid this week but said neighbours all along the road had warned each other to be vigilant.
More than 50 street parties are set to take place this weekend across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the surrounding areas.
An independent report into a Conservative councillor has found a breach of the Royal Borough’s code of conduct in a document seen by the Advertiser.