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.
Police are currently responding after a robbery at a jewellers in Marlborough this morning. Read more here: http://t.co/z7lakw0gNc
Three men are in custody and a major search is underway after a raid at a jewellers in Marlborough in Wiltshire.
Police were called to the High Street this morning after five men smashed display cabinets and grabbed items of jewellery from Deacon & Sons. They made off in a car which crashed and was set alight near John Coles Close.
Another car made off from police in Swindon before crashing near the Great Western Hospital. Officers are searching the area for the occupants. Police cannot confirm if the two incidents are linked.
Three men who committed two robberies and two burglaries in less than two days have been jailed for a total of 30 years.
They burgled a house in Maidstone on 28th January 2013 and the victim's Saab car after finding the keys at the address.
The men were charged on Friday 13th September at Canterbury Crown Court.
Waller was sentenced to 16 years in prison, Wood to eight years and Dunn to six years.
The Saab was driven to Cranbrook where it was then involved in a second burglary.
After two burglaries, the car was driven to Aylesham, Canterbury on 29th January.
At 2pm, the 37-year-old reported seeing three men walking past her window and she went to investigate.
When opening the door, she was grabbed around the throat and threatened with a hammer.
Jewellery and cash were stolen from the address.
On 30th January a second robbery was committed in Folkestone.
A 52-year-old woman was threatened with a large kitchen knife and pulled to the floor by her hair, causing a lump of it to fall out.
Jewellery and a car were also taken.
Police found the three men after watching CCTV and searching the men's addresses.
All three were charged on 12th March.
A young girl was grabbed by the throat before she was robbed by two men on a park bench in Slough.
The incident happened on Friday 6th September between 12 and 12.30pm near to Upton Court Park School.
The 17-year-old was sat with a friend on the park bench when the two men approached them on push bikes.
One of the men attacked the victim before taking her iPhone 4S and riding off towards Slough town centre.
The first offender is a white man in his early thirties, 6ft1ins and of medium build.
The second man was white, in his late twenties, of similar height with skinny build and dark hair.
The victim received bruising to the face but did not require hospital treatment.
Police are appealing after a robbery left a Southampton man collapsed in the street. The 59-year-old victim was walking home when he was attacked and robbed by five men.
The attack happened between 8pm and 9.15pm on Saturday 17th August at the junction of Dukes Road and Empress Road, Portswood. The group took £35 in cash and a Nokia mobile phone.
He was found collapsed by a woman passer-by who alerted police.
The robbers are five white men, aged in their mid to late twenties. The victim believes he passed the group, who were standing in front of a newsagents near the Shooting Star pub at about 8pm.
– David Wheeler, Det Cons
This was a violent and sustained attack in which the victim received multiple injuries, including extensive bruising to the ribs and stomach, a fractured ankle and cuts to his forehead."
A 92-year-old man was robbed of £500 after he withdrew the money from a bank.
Two men in their late teens or early twenties were loitering in the Portswood Road branch of Barclays Bank between 2.30 and 3pm on Tuesday, August 6.
Police believe the men followed the pensioner from the bank after he took out the £500 in cash.
The man stopped briefly at Sainsbury's and when he reached a car park in Shaftesbury Avenue, he was assaulted and forced to the ground.
The victim suffered a serious hand injury and needed surgery at Southampton General Hospital on Thursday.
– Andy Lucas, Detective Constable
We need urgent contact from anyone who was in Barclays Bank, Portswood, or near Sainsbury's between 2.30 and 3pm. We also need to hear from anyone who saw the assault. We need to arrest these robbers before they strike again."
Detective Constable Peter Russell, from Newport CID, said: “We believe both these attacks were carried out by the same group of men and happened within minutes of each other.
“We have already spoken to a number of people but are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area last night and saw or heard anything that can help us with our investigation.
“Incidents like this don’t happen often on the Isle of Wight but I’d like to remind people to be vigilant when out walking and be aware of their surroundings.”
Anyone with any information should contact Det Con Russell at Newport police station on 101 or the Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police believe that the three offenders may have been responsible for a similar attack shortly before the robbery.
Detectives have received a report of an assault in the same location, which is believed to involve the same group of men.
A 17-year-old boy was punched in the face but managed to run off.
Officers are conducting enquiries in the area and would like to speak to anyone who may know who was responsible.
Police on the Isle of Wight are investigating a robbery.
At around 11pm on Friday, a 26-year-old man was walking along Lugley Street in Newport when he became aware of three men behind him.
Without warning, one of the group punched him in the face knocking him to the ground.
The man continued to be assaulted but residents heard his shouts for help and the group ran off. The man then discovered his wallet had been taken.
A Kent taxi driver was robbed by three men whilst he was driving them home after midnight.
The taxi driver in Broadstairs picked up the men from Westbrook Club public house in Margate at 11.55pm on Sunday June, 2.
He dropped off one of the passengers at Cliftonville and took the other two to Forster Avenue in Broadstairs.
It was at this point the driver was threatened and had a small quantity of cash stolen.
The three men are all described as white men aged mid-to-late twenties.
Anyone with information is asked contact Detective Constable Peter Edwards at Kent Police on 01843 222072