THAMES Valley Police has increased patrols across the streets of Wallingford after a spate of garage and shed breaks, where valuable items wee stolen.

PCSO Collins and PCSO Cleary spent yesterday conducting targeted patrols, house-to-house enquiries and delivering crime prevention advice to residents of the lengthy Wantage Road.

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Locals were advised to install CCTV and lighting if they store expensive goods in their garages or sheds, and to also keep a photograph or a record of the items.

The force also urged victims to report incidents on 101 as this is 'extremely beneficial' to assisting with their investigations.