Brooch, necklace and coins stolen in break-in

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BURGLARS forced their way into a home through a locked rear window.

The victim discovered the break-in after returning to his home in Botley Road, Park Gate and finding the home in a mess.

After searching his property he found a back window had been forced open.

The property had been empty between 2.15pm and 5.45pm on Tuesday but had been left locked up and secure.

PC Samantha Gee said: ‘This is a rare incident to have occurred in the Park gate area.

‘There would have been a few people in the area during the times of this burglary as Botley Road is usually very busy.’

Among items stolen include a cameo brooch pin with a pink background and ivory face with gold surround, a pearl necklace in a blue presentation box, a wristwatch and bracelet set in a green presentation box, a Sekonda watch and bracelet set in a black presentation box and three bags of silver coins.

PC Gee added: ‘Did you see anyone acting suspiciously at the location either on foot or in a car? Or, have you been offered any of the stolen items?

‘While the homeowner in this case had locked his doors and windows when he went out, every burglary serves as a reminder to people to ensure their homes are secure at all times.’

Anyone with information should contact PC Gee at Gosport priority crime team on 0845 0454545 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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