Police are investigating a burglary at the home of an 88-year-old woman in Southampton on Wednesday, February 19. Between 2pm and 4pm her home on Carlton Road was broken into through the back door.
Electrical items and a handbag were taken. The pensioner was at home at the time but did not notice anything suspicious.
The items taken were:A black Xbox one which belongs to the victim’s grandson who lives with her.A white Apple Macbook laptop.A ladies black leather handbag containing purse and cash.A mens brown leather wallet
Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary in Hampshire in which 3 altar cards, used in Mass, were taken.
Thieves stole the cards from St Michaels Abbey in Farnborough sometime between Sunday 16th February and the following Thursday.
One of the cards is A3 in size whilst the others are smaller.
Detective Constable Tim Faltermeyer who is investigating the incident said, "The cards are unique and irreplaceable. I would ask anyone who has been offered these for sale, or who knows where they are to contact us."
Police in Dorset are investigating a spate of burglaries.
Two burglaries and an attempted burglary occurred between 6pm on February 13 and 6pm on February 14 in West Parley.
Offenders broke into a workshop and smashed a window of a garage on Christchurch Road.
A shed was also broken into on New Road. Various items were stolen which included tools, petrol, a go kart and three guitars.
Acting Inspector Nikki Loftus, of Ferndown police, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area or has been offered items for sale for unusually low prices or in suspicious circumstances."
Officers in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses after a burglary in Southbourne. The burglary happened some time overnight on Thursday 6th February at premises on Broadway.
The offenders forced entry into the rear of the property and stole a number of unique items while the occupants were out. The items stolen include a silver tea service inscribed from the Mayor and Corporation of Abingdon to the victim’s mother and thirty year old navy Crown Derby china.
It was distressing for the victims to return home to find their house had been burgled. I would urge anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area to come forward as soon as possible. I would also like to hear from anyone who has been offered such items or similar for sale in strange circumstances or for an unusually low price. Anyone with information that can assist the investigation is asked to contact the police in confidence.”
– Detective Constable Richard Saunders, of Bournemouth CID
Police are appealing for help after a burglary at an address in Victoria Road, Sandown sometime between Tuesday, January 21 and Sunday, January 26.
A number of items were taken in the burglary including a brown metal cash tin with ‘Dad’ printed on it containing £300-£500 in pound coins, a gold sovereign ring, and a plain gold wedding band.
The occupant of the property, a 60-year-old man, is the grandfather of 14-year-old Kiri Jade Hodgekinson who died very recently in a road traffic collision on the Isle of Wight. It is believed that this burglary may have happened on the day of Kiri's funeral as people had access to the address to use facilities and offer condolences. The cash tin in particular is fairly distinctive and would have been quite heavy. If anyone is aware of someone recently coming into possession of items matching this description please contact us.”
Detectives in Southampton are investigating an aggravated burglary at an address in Millbrook at approximately 10pm on Tuesday January 14 2014.
The occupants of the house in Windermere Avenue opened the door and two males forced their way in. They then threatened the two parents: a 46 year old man and a 56 year old woman along with their 14 year old son, with a knife.
The men stole a safe containing a significant amount of cash and left the address.
The offenders also took two HP laptops during the burglary.