Tag: Theft

Distraction Burglars strike in West End

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Police at Hedge End are warning residents of the area to be on the look out for distraction burglars who are offering to buy jewellery. One thief struck about 1.30pm Wednesday, August 21, at West End, where a block of flats for elderly residents had all the front doors open for painting. At one flat,…

Finders isn’t keepers…

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Police at Hedge End are appealing to the person who found a charity shop’s takings on a West End pavement to turn in the money. At about 3.50 to 4pm Thursday, August 15, a woman member of staff from 2nd Chance Animal Rescue carried a number of bags, a bag with the takings and a…

Daylight Robbery in Eastleigh

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Police in Eastleigh are appealing for witnesses after a pizza delivery driver was robbed. A 28-year-old woman was sent to deliver a pizza to a home in Desborough Road at around 12.45am on Saturday, July 13. When she arrived the residents said it wasn’t for them. She left the property and was then approached by…

Police issue Mercedes Van warning

Police are warning owners and drivers of Mercedes Benz Sprinter vans to park them in locked garages, if possible. The warning comes after a spate of catalytic converter thefts from the vehicles overnight.  The converters for the vans can be stolen without the need for cutting them from the vehicles. Overnight Monday to Tuesday, June…

Brazen thieves drive off with digger

A plant hire firm in Chandler’s Ford has had a £16,000 mini- digger stolen in broad daylight. Two thieves, who were both wearing ‘hi-vis’ jackets, were spotted brazenly loading Takeuchi mini-digger onto the back of a white van from a site in Sutherlands Court, at 0630 hrs on Friday, May 10. The first suspect is…

Police Hunt Drugs Theives

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Police at Eastleigh are warning the public to be wary, if they are offered prescription drugs. The warning comes after £500 worth of medication was reported stolen from a flat in Newtown Road, Eastleigh, on Tuesday, April 16. The occupier of the flat, a 44-year-old man, told police he left his premises for an hour…

Have a Safer Christmas this year

          Christmas is a time to celebrate and have fun. But for some it can provide opportunity to take advantage of those who are vulnerable and susceptable to crime.   Eastleigh police want you to have a safer Christmas this year and under the banner of “Operation Cracker” they are cracking…

Hedge End jacket thief flees empty handed

Police at Hedge End today released a CCTV still of a man suspected of the attempted theft of jackets from Cotswolds Outdoor shop, Lower Northam Road, Hedge End. At about 3.30pm Thursday, September 27, a man attempted to leave the shop without paying for seven jackets with a total value of about £1,000. The man…

86 year-old shopper robbed on her birthday

  Heartless thieves have been targeting elderly shoppers out and about in the town centre during a busy market day today. During a spate of thefts from women this morning one vulnerable lady celebrating her 86th birthday was robbed of £250. The shocked woman, who has to use a ‘zimmer’ frame to get around, was robbed…

Lead thieves damage church and school

Heavy Rain and flooding have caused thousands of pounds worth of damage after lead thieves  struck twice in the town. Both South Stoneham Church and Cherbourg school were targeted between Sunday night (April 29) and Tuesday morning (May 1) The thieves climbed on to the roof of the church and then cut away lead from…

Thieves Steal Distinctive Quad Bike from Stoneham Lane

Police in Eastleigh are appealing for anyone who may know the whereabouts of a Black and Yellow Zhen Hua Quad bike. The bike is road legal and valued at around £2000. Registration LK11FCM. The bike was stolen from a training ground on Stoneham Lane sometime overnight on Tuesday 21 February. Also stolen was a New Holland…

Eastleigh police working with Students to reduce bike crime

Eastleigh police have teamed up with Halfords, Rideride bike workshop and Eastleigh Community Safety Partnership to raise awareness of bike theft and safe cycling, through promotional events at the towns colleges. On average 3 bikes are stolen each week across Eastleigh. Those stolen are either left insecure or locked with a weak lock. College campus’s…

Bike stolen from driveway

Police are appealing for information to help locate a mountain bike which was stolen from Bishopstoke between 4 & 5pm on Wednesday 15 February. The Scott Aspect mountain bike was stolen from a driveway on Haig Road. The bike has 24 gears, is data tagged and white & black in colour.  The owner, a 16…

Poppy Tin Theft – Man Charged

An Eastleigh man has been charged in connection with the heartless theft of a charity collection tin. A Royal British Legion poppy collection tin was stolen from the Co- Op store on Fair Oak Road, Eastleigh on Saturday, November 13. It is not known how much money was in the tin. The man , aged…