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CCTV of robbers trying to smash into jewellery store

Would-be thieves target jewellery store in Andover Credit: Hampshire Police

A cctv image has been released showing two robbers attempting to smash their way into a jewellery store in Andover. Hampshire Police are appealing for witnesses.

The would-be thieves targeted David Mellor Jewellers in Waterloo Court at 10.50am on Wednesday 27th April 2016. They came up to the store on a black scooter and used lump hammers and a knife to hit the shopfront glass, however they were unable to break the glass - and were chased off by the store's manager.

It is believed that the offenders - who were unsuccessful at breaking into the store - then headed to the London area. The cctv image shows two people police would like to talk to. Both people were wearing dark clothing, one of them had a white helmet, the other wore a black motorcycle helmet.

Detectives have released a CCTV image of two people they would like to speak to about the attempted robbery.

Both wore dark clothing, one wore a dark-coloured motorcycle helmet and the other a white helmet.

Anyone with information can contact DC Swift at Basingstoke police station on 101, quoting 44160158481.

Alternatively, people can get in touch with Crimestoppers anonymously by telephoning 0800 555 111.

“This was a brazen daylight robbery attempt.

“We would like to hear from anyone who saw the two figures in the CCTV image travelling to or from the scene.

“We would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed what happened or anyone who has any knowledge of the offence.”

– Detective Constable Jonathan Swift, Northern CID, Hampshire Police

Witness appeal, Cyclist in hospital with serious injuries

Accident near Fordingbridge - police searching for black Ford Transit van

A man is in Southampton General Hospital with serious head injuries after an accident on the A338 Salisbury Road near Fordingbridge.

Hampshire Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident. They would also like to trace the driver of a black Ford Transit van which failed to stop after the road traffic collision on the A338 near Fryern Court Road.

Road traffic police were called to the scene at 9.20am. A male cyclist suffered serious injuries. The black Ford Transit van was believed to have 2000 - 2003 licence plates, and was last seen driving along the A338 towards Ringwood.

The road is currently closed for further investigations. Anyone with information is asked to telephone the police on 101, quoting Altaris 167, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Police search for teen after boy, 12, left with broken jaw

Do you recognise this person? Credit: Hampshire Police

Hampshire Police have released an e-fit of a teenager they want to trace in connection with an assault which left a 12-year-old boy with serious injuries.

The child was playing football in Riverside Park in Southampton with friends when he was assaulted by a teenager. The 12-year-old was left unconscious, and was later treated in hospital for a broken jaw.

The incident happened at Riverside Park on Manor Farm Road at 8pm on Thursday 7th April. The teenager who attacked the boy is described as white, approximately 15-years-old. He was wearing glasses and had a European accent.

“This young boy was playing with friends, like a lot children in the area do, when he was subjected to an unprovoked attack. We believe there were several witnesses to this incident and we hope some one will recognise this E-fit of the boy we would like to trace.

“Did you witness this incident or have you seen some one matching this description in the Riverside Park area? Please call us on 101 in confidence quoting 44160133027.”

– Detective Constable Claire Ratcliffe, Hampshire Police

Anyone with information can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously online or by calling 0800 555 111.

Police granted extra time to question men arrested over armed jewellery raid

A large amount of jewellery was stolen in the raid on the Justice jewellers

Hampshire Police have been granted extra time to continue questioning three men who were arrested in connection with an armed robbery on a jewellery store in Winchester yesterday.

The raid on Justice jewellers on Parchment Street took place just after 9am on Friday 15th April. Several roads were closed off while police carried out their investigation.

Two 21-year-old men from Hertfordshire and a man from London aged 28 were detained on Friday. The three men remain in custody and are being questioned on suspicion of robbery.

Man jailed for 4 years after admitting to 18 burglaries

Anthony Deville has been jailed for crimes committed in the New Forest Credit: Hampshire Police

A man has been sentenced to four years behind bars after pleading guilty to 18 burglaries and one attempted burglary in the New Forest area.

Anthony Deville, aged 34, from Cheviot Drive in Dibden carried out 18 burglaries - and one attempted burglary. The crimes took place in the Totton, Hythe and Dibden areas between November 2015 and January 2016. He committed the burglaries to fund his drug habit.

Having been initially charged with three burglaries and one attempted burglary, Deville confessed to 15 other burglaries, which were taken into consideration by the judge at Southampton Crown Court.

“This was a complex case that a large team worked on for several months, striving to get justice for the victims.

“We worked closely with the victims through our site ‘Is this Yours?’ which is an online photo bank of recovered property. We reunited 12 burglary victims with property through a number of policing enquiries. Deville assisted police in the recovery of further property by indicating where he had disposed of further items he had stolen.

"This procedure is part of our ‘Clean Slate’ initiative, a chance for criminals to face up to their crimes, prevent re-offending and offer closure to victims.

“These admissions have allowed us to provide closure and support to the victims, knowing that the offender has been brought to justice”.

– Police Staff Investigator Joanne Moger


CCTV image of cars involved in ram raid on bank

Did you see either of these two cars in Hedge End on Wednesday 30th March? Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Hampshire Police have released a cctv image of two cars involved in a ram raid on the HSBC bank in Hedge End near Southampton in Hampshire.

The incident happened on Wednesday 30th March. A grey Vauxhall Astra was driven into the bank at about 10.30am. Three white men wearing balaclavas went in and stole a small quantity of money. They escaped in a white Audi.

“This happened mid-morning when there were lots of people in Hedge End village, so there are a lot of potential witnesses.

“We want to speak to anyone who saw these cars prior to the incident and to anyone who saw the white Audi A3 afterwards.

“We also know that some witnesses at the scene took photographs and filmed it on their mobile phones, so we would appeal to those people to contact us as this could prove to be vital evidence in this investigation.”

– Detective Sergeant Claire Shawley, Hampshire Police

The police have also issued an image of a steel beer barrel which was left at the scene.

The bank was cordoned off for some time after the raid
Do you know anything about this distinctive barrel?

“We believe that this barrel may have been stolen and would like to hear from anyone who has had one like this taken recently. It is quite distinctive, with a white and two blue stripes round the middle of it.”

– Detective Sergeant Claire Shawley, Hampshire Police

Anyone with information can contact Detective Constable Steve Roman on 101, quoting 44160121859, or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Crowbar robber & gang steal £1,000 from shop

Location of One Stop Shop robbery

Hampshire Police are appealing for witnesses after three men with their faces covered stole up to £1,000 from a One Stop Shop in Southampton.

The men took the money after threatening staff to get money from the till. It happened at the branch on Peartree Avenue at about 6am on Monday 29th February. One of the thieves was carrying a crowbar, but no-one in the store was injured.

“We are appealing to anyone who was on Peartree Road around this time who saw anything or anyone suspicious to come forward.

"We know it was still dark at this time, but perhaps you were on your way to work and saw these men? Please get in contact by calling 101 and quoting 44160084765.”

– Detective Constable Jonathan Matthews, Western Investigations Team, Hampshire Police

Police investigating 'gun incident' arrest man & boy 16

Police in Hampshire who have been investigating reports of two men seen with weapons in Southampton, have arrested a 16-year-old boy and a man aged 22 on suspicion of robbery.

Officers were called to Hinkler Road in the city just after 2pm. The area was cordoned off. An air weapon was found during the search in connection with the incident.

There is an increased police presence in the area tonight. Extra patrols are in place to reassure members of the public.

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