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CCTV released following distraction theft

Police want to speak to this man following a distraction theft Credit: Hampshire Police

Police have released CCTV images of two people they want to speak to following a distraction theft in Andover.

The incident occurred between 1.30pm and 2pm on Friday, February 14 at Halifax Building Society on the High Street.

Police want to speak to this woman Credit: Hampshire Police

An 83-year-old woman had withdrawn a sum of cash and was then distracted while the money was stolen from her bag.

PC Philip Covey from Andover police station said: "We would like to speak to the man and woman in the CCTV images as we believe they may be able to assist with our investigation.

"The woman we would like to speak to is described as having an Eastern European accent, approximately 5ft 6 tall, slim build and of Asian appearance. She was wearing dark clothing and a white woollen hat.

"The man has also been described as Asian appearance and was medium to stocky build. He was wearing a maroon v neck jumper."

Anyone with information about this incident should contact PC Covey at Andover police station by calling 101. Alternatively you can call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Computers stolen from University of Sussex

Police are investigating the theft of 16 iMac computers, together worth more than £15,000, from the University of Sussex in Falmer Road, Brighton.

They are thought to have been stolen by intruders who entered a building between 5.45pm and 9.30pm on Monday, 27 January.

The theft was discovered by a cleaner early the next day.

We want to hear from anyone who may have noticed suspicious people, vehicles or activity on the university campus on that Monday evening, or who may have information concerning the computers' whereabouts. They are asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 or email, quoting serial 290 of 28/1."

– Detective Constable Scott Moore, of Brighton CID


CCTV released in connection with theft

Officers in Christchurch investigating a theft in the town have released a picture of the two men they would like to speak with.

The incident, in which high value electrical items were stolen, happened at 1pm on Tuesday 3rd December 2013 in Waitrose on Bargates.

CCTV image released in connection with Waitrose theft Credit: Dorset Police

One man broke into a Perspex cabinet containing iPods and similar palm size electrical goods. He removed them and handed them to another man nearby. It is believed that they then hid the items in their clothing and left the store making no attempt to pay.

Police Constable Dave Williams said: “I would urge the men pictured – and anyone who recognises them – to contact me, in confidence, as soon as possible. Anyone offered these types of products at unusually cheap prices or in suspicious circumstances is asked to contact the police.”

Detectives hunt burglars after ram raid on shop

Detectives at Shirley are appealing for witness after burglars drove a vehicle through the front roller shutters of Martins Newsagents at Lordshill Centre. The burglary occurred at about 3.20am on Friday, January 3, when a green Rover Metro smashed through the window.

Three men are believed to be involved in the theft of up to £3,000 worth of cigarettes. The Metro, which was a stolen vehicle, was abandoned at the scene, and the robbers are believed to have left in a stolen blue Ford Escort van.

The van was later found abandoned in Bindon Close, Shirley Warren. The men are believed to have left Bindon Close in a white Ford Escort, which was found later in Coxford Close.

Charity tin theft in Poole

Police in Poole are appealing for information after a poppy appeal collection tin was stolen from a shop.

The incident happened at the Co-op on Ashley Road in Branksome at 1.15pm on Monday 4th November.

Police want to speak to those pictured in connection with a charity tin theft Credit: Dorset Police

Those responsible are believed to have knocked the charity tin onto the floor and place it into a bag before walking out of the store.

It is unknown how much money was inside.

Sergeant Simon Perry, of Poole police, said: “Following extensive enquiries, I am now able to release two further CCTV images of a man and a woman I would like to speak with in relation to this theft. I urge those pictured or anyone who recognises them to contact Dorset Police as soon as possible."

Police would like to speak to this woman in connection with the theft Credit: Dorset Police

Appeal after suitcase stolen on train

Images captured on CCTV of a man police want to speak to Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police have released CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to following a suitcase theft on a train travelling to Arundel.

The train was travelling between London Victoria and Arundel on Monday 25th November when a man who boarded at Crawley was seen removing the suitcase at 4.30.

PC Pete Cooke said: "After undertaking a wide range of enquiries to identify this man, including viewing CCTV on police intelligence systems, we are releasing them to the public in the hope that someone will recognise him."

The train was the 3.32pm London Victoria to Arundel service.

The small stolen suitcase was black with white spots and contained a sleeping bag, clothes and other items worth a total of £250.

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on freephone 0800 40 50 40.

Police would like to speak to in connection with the theft Credit: British Transport Police


Southampton boxing day burglaries

Two Southampton supermarkets were raided by cigarette thieves on Boxing Day.

The burglaries took place within hours of each other in the early hours of Thursday 26th December.

At around 1.54am, thieves forced a fire exit door by the main entrance of Teco in Tebourba Way and forced open shutters at the cigarette kiosk and took an unknown quantity of stock.

Another break-in happened at 4.30am at Sainsbury's in Lordshill where offenders attempted to steal cigarettes but left empty handed.

On both occasions a motorbike was seen in the areas at the time of the break-ins.

£16k diamond ring stolen

Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses after a valuable diamond ring was stolen from a shop in Dorchester.

The incident happened at around 4.50pm on Monday 23 December 2013 at Allum and Sidaway Jewellers in South Street.

A man entered the shop and used a hammer to smash a glass display cabinet. A high-value platinum ring with a circular diamond solitaire worth £16,000 was stolen.

The offender is a white man, aged in his thirties, five feet nine inches tall and of medium build. He was wearing a black hooded jacket with the hood up.

116 tyres stolen from Romsey

Romsey Police are investigating the theft of 116 tyres valued at more than £15,000.

The tyres were stolen on Wednesday 18th December between 3am and 6am in Nursling Industrial Estate in Southampton.

The thieves gained access to a sealed container at premises in Test Lane and the tyres are all Michelin brand.

PC Lindsay Miell said: "The quantity of the stolen property means that the offenders must have used a container-sized lorry or two vans to remove the tyres.

“Police need to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and who heard or saw anything suspicious. We also need to hear from any individual or business that is offered new Michelin tyres for a much reduced price.”

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