Sword stolen in burglary spate

Police are appealing for witnesses following eight burglaries in Gosport between Thursday and Saturday last week. A Samurai sword was among the items taken.

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One of these Samurai swords was stolen. Credit: Hampshire Police

Police say the Samurai sword taken amid a string of burglaries in the Gosport area came from this collection.

Officers are appealing for information following eight burglaries between Wednesday and Saturday last week.

A computer monitor and a Samsung notebook computer were taken in the first raid last Wednesday afternoon, from a home in The Crossways.

At around 3am the next morning, a brick was thrown through a window of a house in Ferrol Road and the samurai sword stolen.

Six other incidents were then recorded in the following 72 hours with handbags, laptops, cameras and jewellery taken.

Police said they were "keeping an open mind as to whether these offences are linked" and warned people to make sure their homes were secured.

Anyone with information is asked to call PC Gee in Fareham on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Samurai sword among items in cat burglar's haul

Police are appealing for witnesses following eight burglaries in Gosport between Wednesday and Saturday last week.

A Samurai sword was among the items taken on Thursday, at around 3am, when a brick was thrown through the window of a house in Ferrol Road.

The offender then reached through the broken window in order to steal the weapon.

There have been a number of burglaries in the Elson and Forton area and we are keeping an open mind as to whether these offences are linked.

“Some of the properties were entered via insecure doors and I would like to take this opportunity to remind members of the public to ensure they lock and secure all doors and windows before they go to bed or leave the house.

“I’d like to hear from anyone that has been offered any of the stolen property for sale, or who has information about the people responsible for these offences.”

– PC Sam Gee

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