05:09AM, Friday 16 December 2011
Devastated householders in a quiet Windsor community have been targeted by burglars the week before Christmas.
Three houses in neighbouring Woodland Avenue, Sherbourne Drive and Snowdon Close were broken into on Monday between 8am and 6pm.
Victim Hazel Basford, who lives in Woodland Avenue with her boyfriend, said her house was ransacked and burglars broke in by smashing the kitchen window.
The advertising sales manager said she and her neighbours fear the area is being targeted and wondering who will be next on the hit-list.
The 43-year-old said: "I lay in bed last night (Tuesday) and I thought they were going to come back. Everyone in the street is so scared and worried they are going to be next."
A signet ring given by her mother when she was 10, two watches, a gold necklace, Pandora bracelet, at least £50 in cash and a mobile phone were stolen from her semi-detached home.
She added: "It is just awful and it is the invasion of the whole thing and the way they turned the whole house upside down."
Det Insp Graham Enright, said all the properties were from the rear and issued crime prevention tips for homeowners over the Christmas period.
Call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 with information.
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