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Appeal after theft at petrol station in Southsea

Officers would like to speak to this man Credit: Hampshire Police

Police are renewing an appeal for information about the theft of a chip-and-pin card reader at a petrol station in Southsea. CCTV from the Shell station on Goldsmith Avenue shows a man police would like to speak with about this crime, which happened on the morning of Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

Crime Desk Investigator Rod Jebb said: "Take note please of the tattoos on the left arm of the suspect. There was no violence but this behaviour did cause considerable inconvenience to the petrol station."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Fratton Police Station by phoning 101. Mini-com users can phone 01962 875000. Alternatively, call the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous. If you suspect a crime is in progress, always call 999.

Hampshire Police: "Staff do not deserve this behaviour"

Staff do not deserve this sort of behaviour. It is unpleasant both for genuine customers and staff alike so we ask the public to look at this image and put a name to these two people.

– Rod Jebb, Crime Desk Investigator

Anyone with information is asked to contact Fratton Police Station by phoning 101. Mini-com users can phone 01962 875000. Alternatively, call the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous. If you suspect a crime is in progress, always call 999.

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CCTV images released after theft attempt

Officers would like to speak to these two men Credit: Hampshire Police

CCTV images are now available of two men police wish to find after an attempt to steal alcohol from a shop in Southsea. Two men came into the Southern Co-operative store in St. James’s Road between 5.25pm and 5.30pm on Thursday, April 4, 2013.

CCTV shows one of the men confronting a member of staff while the other man appears to attempt to steal beer before being stopped by a member of the public.

War medals stolen from museum

A British Empire Medal Credit: Hampshire Police

Police need the public’s help to help find original wartime medals stolen from the D-Day Museum in Southsea. A burglary took place at the museum on Clarence Esplanade between 3pm and 4pm on Thursday, May 2, 2013.

Second World War campaign medals Credit: Hampshire Police

The covers of two displays inside the museum were unscrewed, and the medals were stolen. An alarm alerted staff that the theft was taking place. Their whereabouts remain unknown.

Andrew Whitmarsh, D-Day Museum Development Officer said: “These medals are an important part of the D-Day Museum’s displays, and we use them to help tell the story of wartime events. They are part of the history of the wartime air raids on Portsmouth and the D-Day landings respectively."

A 37-year-old man from Portsmouth was arrested on suspicion of theft and bailed until May 22, 2013 pending further enquiries.

Pensioner injured in collision

A pensioner has been seriously injured following a collision in Hampshire.

Police were called at 9.40am to the Milton Road-Locksway Road area of Southsea this morning to reports of a collision involving a lorry and a pedestrian.

The elderly woman, believed to be in her 70s, received serious leg injuries, which are life-threatening.

The injured woman was taken by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital.

Closures are likely to remain in place on Milton Road / Locksway Road until 3pm this afternoon.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the collision are asked to contact the Roads Policing Unit at Fratton Police Station in Portsmouth by phoning 101

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Police search for suspicious callers

We are conducting enquiries into whether any other local residents have had any suspicious callers within the past two weeks. Specifically we would be interested in anyone trying to buy or sell antiques or gold. Officers are also trying to trace any leaflets that may have been dropped through other letter boxes advertising ‘cash for gold’ type sales. We would be especially interested if anyone still had one of these leaflets at home.

– Detective Constable Mel Sinclair, Hampshire Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact CID at Fratton Police Station by phoning 101. Mini-com users can phone 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

Appeal for information about 'cash for gold' burglary

Detectives are appealing for more information as an investigation continues into a burglary in Southsea. A man, aged 81, living in the Elm Grove area was visited by someone he did not know. This visitor, a man, claimed to be a gold buyer.

The unknown man said he had come to collect a ‘cash for gold’ leaflet, which had been put through the door earlier the same day. When the 81-year-old opened the door, the visitor walked into the address uninvited and stole jewellery.

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