Tag: Theft

Police hunt Hedge End phone thieves

  Hampshire Police are appealing for help in identifying two ‘youths’ they wish to interview in connection with the theft of a smart phone from a Carphone Warehouse store. The police say they believe four youths were involved, three youths distracted staff at the store at the Hedge End Retail Park while a fourth took an…

OAP’s stolen bank card used in Swan Centre

Police are looking for a person who used a stolen bank card in Eastleigh’s Swan Centre shortly after an elderly woman had her handbag snatched from outside her home in Southampton. Police have issued a CCTV image taken in JD Sports of two men they would like to speak to as they may hold vital…

Bishopstoke shop worker assaulted by jam thief

A Bishopstoke shop worker was pushed into a door when she tried to stop a man leaving with unpaid goods. The man was walking out of the Co Op on Spring Lane with two jam jars when he was confronted by the member of staff, as a result  Police are issuing a CCTV image of a…

Man injured while chasing stolen van

A Winchester man has been injured after he gave chase to a thief who had stolen his van in Fair Oak. The man had been working with a colleague at an address on Sandy Lane with his Ford Transit flatbed van parked in the road outside. The man aged in his 50s, heard his van…

Cops hunt local Co-Op till snatcher

Police have releasing images of a man they would like to speak to after two similar thefts from Co-Op stores which may be linked. It’s believed it is the same man that was seen on CCTV on both occasions. An unattended till drawer containing nearly £1,500 in cash was taken by a man with a…

Town jewellers offer reward after £8k Rolex nicked

Local Jewellers David Mellor are offering a £1,000 reward for information after an £8,000 Rolex Sea-Dweller watch was nicked from the Swan Centre. Police in Eastleigh have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of the stainless steel timepiece on Tuesday afternoon. At around…

Police to crackdown on town bike thefts

A man has already been arrested and charged with stealing a bike from Fleming Park as cops in Eastleigh crackdown on bike thefts in the area. The arrest was part of ‘Operation Stag’, an initiative launched in response to a growing number of bike thefts over the last three months. Between April and mid July…

Two locals in eBay DIY goods scam

Two people from Eastleigh were sentenced alongside ten others today for their part in an online scam – selling stolen goods on eBay. Southampton Crown court had heard during the trial how some members of the a gang of family and friends systematically shoplifted items from DIY stores like B&Q and Homebase while others sold…

Don’t be another victim of ‘Vishing’

A 30yr old local woman has advised Eastleigh News that she has fallen victim to a telephone/banking scam, known as ‘Vishing’.  She has asked us not to publicise her identity, but is keen to share her experience and bring this story to the attention of other people.  She wants to raise awareness of this problem…

Operation Drench…

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Hampshire Police are asking the public for help with their amusingly named “Operation Drench”. This new Police operation, which is led by the priority crime team at Shirley CID, aims to solve a recent series of thefts in which large quantities of cigarettes have been stolen. Since 21 November 2013,  Police have recorded 26 crimes…

Christmas cheer for 97 year-old crime victim

  A 97-year old partially sighted victim of crime can afford to look forward to a happier Christmas after well -wishers collected £230 for him. Les Parsonage, who was a resident of Common Road, Chandler’s Ford for 50 years, lost £450 to a cruel trickster while he was out collecting his pension at Fryern Arcade…

Police looking for hot tyres

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Police at Romsey are appealing for information after the theft of 116 tyres, valued at between £15-20,000. Between 3 and 6am Wednesday, December 18, thieves gained entry to a sealed container at premises in Test Lane, Nursling Industrial Estate, Southampton. The tyres are all Michelin brand and are suitable for cars and lorries. PC Lindsay…

Sledgehammer smash ‘n’ grab in Town Centre

  Sledge hammer wielding thieves performed a ‘smash and grab’ raid on an Eastleigh pawnbrokers before riding off on motorbike. Two men rode up to the H&T Pawnshop yesterday (Friday November 22) at about  5.15pm and smashed the window to snatch a quantity of jewellery. Nobody was hurt in the raid. Eastleigh police are in…

Hamble man attacked and robbed at home

Police at Eastleigh are appealing for help to identify youths who burst into a flat at Chadwick Way, Hamble, assaulted the tenant and stole wrapped Christmas presents and £55 cash. At about 11.25pm Monday, November 18, five youths in their late teens to early twenties kicked in the front door. Armed with a crowbar and…

Fund launched to help victim OAP

  A fund has been launched to help compensate Leslie Parsonage – the 97 year-old who had £450 stolen from him while collecting his pension in Chandler’s Ford last week. The partially sighted pensioner was outside Boots at the Fryern Arcadewhen his wallet was lifted and police have appealed for help in tracing a woman…