Borough Burglary Spree

Police are appealing for information after Burglaries in the Chandlers Ford and West End areas of the Borough

High value jewellery and electrical items were stolen from three addresses in Chandler’s Ford between 6.45am and 4.30pm on Monday, February 1.

Two of the burglaries were at properties in Shaftesbury Avenue; the third was at an address in Chalvington Road.

In all three cases ground floor doors were forced open to gain entry and searches made of the property.

Many items of gold, silver and pearl jewellery were stolen from the addresses as well as the following distinctive items:

A Cartier ‘Roadster’ gold and stainless steel watch worth £5600

  • A Lassale gold and stainless steel watch worth £4000 (purchased in the 1980s for £1500 and now no longer made)
  • A black Canon EOS 350D digital camera in a carry case worth £400
  • A black Sony Cybershot digital camera in a case worth £200
  • A Dell Inspiron laptop
  • A Seiko ‘Kinetic’ watch

Police would like to speak to anyone who noticed suspicious activity in this area of Chandler’s Ford on Monday or may have been offered these items for sale

Anyone with information should contact PC Alex Spratt in the Priority Crime Unit at Eastleigh police station on 101,

Police are also appealing for information after a burglary at an address in Harbourne Gardens, West End sometime between Tuesday, January 26 and Monday, February 1st.

A ground floor window was forced open to gain entry and the property searched.

A music system and television were stolen.

Anyone who may have witnessed the burglary, or noticed suspicious activity in this area of West End over the past week is asked to contact PC Julie Swainston at Eastleigh police station on 101.

In either case it is also possible to call Crimestoppers, the charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

These crimes follow figures released recently which showed crime had fallen in Eastleigh by 15% – except in the category of burglary which had risen by 9.1% – an extra 20 cases.

On Monday the Daily Echo reported that a one man crime wave, 29 year old Kieron Scott of Southampton Rd had been jailed for 5 years for committing a string of 30 Burglaries in Eastleigh.