Three Romanian men who were involved in stealing jewellery and antiques from rural homes in Kent have been jailed for more than 14 years.
Police have released a picture of a woman whose face was scratched in a robbery. You may find the image behind this link distressing.
Police have issued CCTV images after an attempted armed robbery of a betting shop in Southampton.
Video. Police need help from witnesses who may have seen a robbery at a newsagents in Basingstoke.
The robber, who was armed with a knife, walked into the McColl's newsagents in Abbey Street, Popley at 7:30am on Christmas Eve.
He left the shop with £200 in cash and several boxes of cigarettes.
Detective Constab;e Nick Hines said, "This type of incident is relatively rare in Basingstoke. There may have been several people going to work or getting a newspaper at the time of the robbery."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Con Hines at Basingstoke Police Station on 101.
Two boys aged 14 and 15 were robbed of their phones and money in a Ramsgate street.
Police are appealing for information surrounding the robbery that happened at 7.40pm on King Street where the two boys were approached by two teenagers dressed in black.
The teenagers, aged between 16 and 17, asked the victims for the time and the boys got their phones out to look.
They were threatened to be beaten up if they did not hand over the money and phones.
Both victims handed over their phones and the two offenders then ran off down Belmont Street.
Anyone with information should call 01227 868278 quoting reference ZY/39545/13.
Thames Valley Police are appealing for witnesses after a man dressed as Father Christmas robbed an Oxford store earlier today.
At around 9.30 the man dressed in a big red suit walked into the Next store at Oxford Retail Park in Cowley and threatened staff with a knife.
The member of staff then handed over money from the safe and the offender made off on a bicycle towards Blackbird Leys bridge.
The offender is described as white male, medium build, 5ft 9ins to 6ft, in his thirties and wearing jeans and a blue fleece under the Santa outfit.
– Det Sgt Mark Stalder
This was a frightening incident which has left the staff member very shaken. We would urge anyone shopping around the Oxford Retail Park this morning who saw a man on a bike, dressed as Father Christmas, and who has not spoken to us already to get in touch as a matter of urgency.”
A man robbed a Kent betting shop and made off with more than £300 in cash.
The robbery happened at Ladbrokes in Holborough Road in Snodland at 7.52pm.
There were two offenders involved- one man hurdled the counter while the other stands guard at the door.
The suspects were described as being around 5ft 8ins and of medium build and the other was taller around
DC Ben Clatworthy from the Reactive Crime Team at Tonbridge Police Station said:
"The manager pressed the shop alarm as the males were both wearing ski-masks. The second male then jumped the counter and grabbed hold of the manager and demanded money, and the manager has told him the money is in the till."
Two men have been arrested in connection with a reported robbery in Bearsted.
Kent Police are investigating the circumstances around the incident, which took place around 11.15pm on 30th November.
A 30 year-old man and a 23 year-old man, both arrested this morning in the Maidstone area, are in custody while enquiries continue.A woman living at an address in The Morlings contacted police on Saturday night to report she was bundled into her home by a group of four or five men.
The offenders searched the house and left with a quantity of cash and jewellery.Patrols have since recovered some property near the junction of Warmlake Road and Norton Road, Chart Sutton, which they believe to be linked to the robbery.
– DC Andrew Felton of Kent Police’s Reactive Crime Team
Fortunately nobody was injured but the residents of this address have understandably been left extremely shaken up. The victim reported seeing a group of men loitering in The Landway earlier in the day around 5pm so at the moment we are focusing lines of enquiry around that group and would appreciate any information the public may have about them."
A woman was left with a fractured nose, bruising and lost some teeth after a robbery in the Isle of Wight.
The 54-year-old victim was walking home from Newport at around 12.25pm on Sunday 3rd November.
She was approached by a man in the area of Caesars Road who attacked her and stole her handbag.
The black handbag contained a mobile phone, bank cards, make up, keys and cash.
The victim described the man as white, 6ft tall with a bald head. He spoke with a foreign accent.
Anyone with information can contact DS Gary Lyons at Newport DCID by phoning 101.
– Gary Lyons of Newport DCI
This is a very unusual crime in the amount of violence used and occurred in a quiet residential area. I would also like to appeal to anyone with private CCTV in the area to speak to us as this may help with our enquiries into identifying the suspect"
A young boy has been arrested following a robbery in Winchester.
A man was approached by two men on Saturday 21st September in Winchester, as he walked along the footpath from Cromwell Road towards St James' Lane.
They threatened the victim and stole his iPhone and cash.
The 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of robbery.
Two people, thought to have been involved in a robbery at a jewellers in Wiltshire are still on the run. Deacon and Sons on Marlborough High Street was broken into yesterday. The gang fled in a car which was later found on fire. Another vehicle, pursed by Swindon police, crashed near a hospital.
Det supt Nick John: Masked men stole jewellery and cash. No firearms were seen
Their getaway car was seen driving at speed. Three men were detained for robbery.
Part of the investigation is centred around a vehicle which collided with a Royal Mail van on the A419. A Wiltshire Police operation is currently taking place.