Police seek men after car break-ins in Chandler’s Ford and West End

Multiple addresses were targeted overnight on May 14

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Police wish to speak to these men about the incidents.

Police have issued CCTV images of men they wish to speak to following a series of vehicle break-ins overnight on May 14 that occurred at a number of addresses in Chandler’s Ford, Valley Park and West End.

The spree started at Crossways, off Chalvington Road in Chandlers Ford, when a resident was woken in early hours by banging noises from outside. When he looked outside his window, he saw the lights on his white BMW were illuminated. Two males then got out of the BMW and ran off. 

The first male is described as being white and ‘very thin and gaunt looking’. He is around six-foot-tall and weighed about ten stone. He was wearing a dark blue woollen hat with a white line around the circumference, a dark jacket with a reflective logo on the back, light blue jeans and dark leather shoes.

The second male was also around six-foot-tall, of medium build and was wearing dark clothing.

A further incident in The Crossways occurred between 2am and 4am. Offenders gained access to a grey transit van. No damage caused but a bottle of whisky and some jewellery were stolen.

Also overnight on May 14, a second transit van was entered into on The Crossways. The van was unlocked but the suspects have taken a small amount of change and a pair of sunglasses.

At approximately 2.30 am, offenders accessed an unlocked car parked on a driveway in Yewberry Way in Valley Park and have taken a small amount of loose change.

An insecure VW Polo parked nearby on Morgan La Fay Drive was entered and searched overnight but nothing was stolen.

At around 2am, a suspect was acting suspiciously and trying the door handles of two cars parked on a driveway in Wood End Way also in Valley Park. Nothing was stolen.

Close by, on Catmint Close, a car, which had been left unlocked, was accessed and coat was stolen from inside. The coat was later found discarded in bushes.

A similar offence occurred in Hornbeam Road. The car’s owner was alerted because someone had apparently accessed the car and rummaged through the glove and side compartments. Nothing was stolen.

At around 4.15am, a man was seen acting suspiciously and trying the door handle of a vehicle parked in Mill Gardens, West End. No access was gained and nothing was stolen.

In yet another incident in Mill Gardens, offenders have accessed an insecure car parked on a driveway and have stolen five pairs of sunglasses.

A locked car parked in Torridge Gardens was accessed and a purse was stolen from the glovebox.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 101, or alternatively, to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.