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CCTV released after theft from Southampton shop

CCTV Credit: Hampshire Police

CCTV has been released of a man police want to talk to after four bottles of wine were taken from a shop in Southampton.

When the the man was confronted by a member of staff at the Co-Op on Harbour Parade he said he had a knife and would stab him, he then left the shop.

The incident happened at around 9.45pm on Saturday 17th of June.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hampshire Police on 101.

I would urge anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV to get in touch with us as soon as possible."

– PC Jackie Conners

CCTV released after blind man robbed

Police investigating a theft from an elderly vulnerable man in Wokingham have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to.

The victim who is blind, was leaving Waitrose on Rectory Road at around 1pm on 8th April when he had his wallet stolen from his pocket.

Police want to speak to this man in connection with a theft in Wokingham Credit: Thames Valley Police

“We are asking for anyone who recognises the man in the images to contact us as a matter of urgency.

“We believe the victim was specifically targeted due to his vulnerability. We are concerned that other vulnerable people may also become targets.”

– Investigating officer Police Constable Sophie Smith

Ward off thieves by keeping gifts out of sight

Presents should be kept out of open view Credit: ITV news

Don’t give thieves a ‘Merry Christmas’ that's the message from Chichester District Community Safety Partnership as they warn people against leaving gifts on show at home.

Leaving presents under the christmas tree in plain sight may attract thieves.

If possible, put presents under the tree on Christmas day Credit: ITV

Although it can be tempting to put all your presents under the Christmas tree before 25 December, unfortunately this is a big advert to opportunistic thieves looking in windows. Put your holiday goodies out at the last minute and make sure the windows and doors are locked at all times, even if you are home

– Councillor Eileen Lintill, Cabinet Member for Community Services at Chichester District Council

Teenager's motorbikes stolen

Officers have released this picture of one of the bikes to help in the witness appeal. Credit: Hampshire Police

Two motorbikes and a trailer were stolen from an outbuilding near Winchester.

The offender(s) broke into the property off the A31, in the Temple Valley area sometime between midday and 3.45pm on Monday, February 29.

Two off-road motorbikes, a KSI Thumper, thought to be worth around £9,000, and a Husqvarna CR125, thought to be worth around £1,800 were stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hampshire Police on 101.

This burglary particularly affects a 15-year-old boy, who rides bikes at the weekend as a hobby.

Were you driving on the A31 at around this time? Did you notice anything suspicious? Or have you seen these bikes since the burglary?”

– PC Jonathan Earnshaw, Investigating Officer


Heartless thieves target crematorium

Thieves who had been checking out parked and unattended vehicles in a crematorium car park near Worthing entered one and made off with valuables from the other.

The incident, captured on CCTV, showed just how easy it is for opportunist thieves to strike.

Since November we've had a significant increase in break-ins involving parked cars. It appears that the offenders are entering the vehicles via an insecure door. Small items such as satellite navigation units, tools, handbags, mobile phones, purses and wallets have been reported stolen.

We have increased patrols in the area and are seeking to stop this activity as soon as possible. In the meantime you can help by making sure you lock your vehicles and haven't left anything of value in them.

We have been working with our Police Cadets over the last few weeks in areas where thefts have taken place to speak to residents and raise their awareness.

– Sussex Police

Police appeal following theft of ring

Police want to speak to this man in connection with the theft of a ring Credit: Sussex Police

Police in Chichester are looking for a middle-aged man suspected of stealing a thirty thousand pound ring.

The man asked to examine the diamond ring at Timothy Roe Fine Jewellery in South Street before running off with it.

Officers believe it could be linked to another theft from a jewellery store in Petersfield earlier on Thursday afternoon.

Warning after purse thieves target shoppers

Police warn shoppers should keep purses out of sight Credit: Arno Burgi/DPA/Press Association Images

Shoppers are being warned to look after their purses and wallets after a rise in thefts.

Since August, police have received 17 reports of purse thefts in Basingstoke town centre. In most cases, they happened in crowded areas, when someone is distracted for a few moments.

Shoppers should guard their PINs at all times Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

In some cases, thieves managed to get hold of card PINs and withdraw money before the owners reported the card stolen.

On Saturday, a 75-year-old woman's purse was stolen while shopping with a friend and even though she cancelled her cards quickly, £1000 in cash was withdrawn in the minutes before she reported it.

Officers believe the thefts are connected and are appealing for anyone with information to call Sergeant Trevor Taylor on 101.

Woman punched in face by man who stole phone and purse

A woman has been punched in the face by a man who stole her mobile phone and purse in Portsmouth. The 50-year-old victim was walking along an alleyway from Sheffield Road to Guildford Road when a man put his hand into her bag on Saturday. As she tried to fight him off she was attacked and the man fled with her mobile phone and purse.

“I would like to hear from anyone who may have been in or around the alleyways that run between Guildford Road, Sheffield Road and Sandringham Road at around 9.30am on Saturday, October 10. As always, we would encourage people to be aware of their surroundings especially when walking in secluded areas alone.”

– Detective Constable Duncan Green, Hampshire Police

The man is described as:

  • White
  • 30 to 35 years
  • Slim build
  • 5ft 8ins
  • Stubble on his face
  • Rough looking skin
  • Short straight brown/dark brown hair
  • Dark grey sweatshirt
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