Burglars have managed to gain entry to a house in Bursledon through the patio doors without causing damage.
The house along picturesque Windmill Lane – a dead end road – was left unattended between 11 am and 3 pm on Monday (December 5).
When the householder returned they discovered the patio door wide open but with with the locking mechanism still in an engaged position.
Inside a laptop, jewellery and an unspecified amount of cash had been taken.
Any witnesses or person with information are asked to contact PC Joe Clarke at Hedge End Police Station on 101 or to call crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111