“We need to remind staff at commercial premises to keep their personal possessions secure or locked away. It can be difficult to keep an eye on customers at all times, so it is best for staff to keep their property safe.“We are appealing to anyone who saw men matching the description to contact police at Hedge End. We are particularly interested in finding out if the men were using a vehicle and where they went after leaving Cotswold.”
Police at Hedge End are seeking witnesses who may have spotted two Middle Eastern men in the Lower Northam Road area on Wednesday, July 24.
Today, they have released a CCTV still taken inside Cotswold Outdoor Limited of two men they would like to speak to. They were present in the store at about 3.15pm, the time an employee had a wallet, containing cash and credit cards, and an I Phone 5 taken from his bag in an unlocked rear store room.
The men are described as being of stocky build, wearing shorts and aged in their late twenties to early thirties. One wore a blue tee shirt with writing on it.
PC Lee Prior is investigating the burglary. He said:
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Targeted Patrol Team at Hedge End on 101.