Dogs frighten off burglars



Police believe a householders dogs scared off burglars who forced their way into a house in Chandler’s Ford.

Between 10.50am and 12.10pm Thursday, October 4, burglars forced the rear door of a bungalow in Common Road and entered the kitchen.  It is believed they opened a garage door, but took nothing.
A neighbour alerted police after he found the absent householder’s dogs running in the garden.  When he tried to get the dogs into the house, he discovered the break-in.

The resident reported that nothing was taken, and police believe the burglars may have been frightened away by the dogs.

Detectives are appealing for information about any unfamiliar people seen in the area on the day of the break-in.

They also would like to hear from anyone who saw four youths, aged more than 17, sitting in a car in the area.  The youths are reported to have been playing games on their mobile phones while in the car.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Tim Judd at Eastleigh CID on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity line on 0800 555 111.