BANK statements and a 'sentimental item' were stolen from a home in Slough after two thieves posed as repair men, causing police yo appeal for witnesses.

On Thursday, September 2, between 3.50pm and 4.20pm, two men knocked on the door of a home in The Frithe, Slough, suggesting that the resident's windows needed fixing.

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The men entered the address and one of the men continued to talk to the victim whilst the other went upstairs. Once the men had left the property, the victim realised that bank statements and a sentimental item had been stolen.

Police officers stated that the offenders are believed to have left the area in a white Ford Transit Connect van with a roof rack and black wheels.

Royal Borough Observer:

The first offender is described as a white man, in his late thirties to early forties, around 5ft 8ins tall with short dark brown hair, clean shaven and average build. He was wearing a navy blue jumper, faded blue jeans, Timberland style boots and carrying sheets of A4 paper. He spoke with an Irish accent.

The second offender is described as a white man, with short dark brown hair, in his mid-thirties to mid-forties, around 5ft 8ins tall and athletic build. He was wearing a dark fleece body warmer with a white t-shirt underneath, faded blue jeans and trainers. He also spoke with an Irish accent.

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A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: "Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area between these dates to come forward.

"If you have any information, please get in touch using our online form or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43210394477. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website.

"We understand that a burglary near your home can be alarming. For practical steps on how to reduce your risk of falling victim to burglary, take a look at our online Home Security Guide."