Burglars flee with almost £5,000 of goods in break-in

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DESIGNER clothes and electrical goods worth almost £5,000 were stolen in a burglary.

The thieves struck at a home in Sandringham Road, Fratton, Portsmouth, fleeing with more than a dozen high value items including an iPad and keyboard, PlayStation 3 and 18 games and a Hewlett Packard laptop with a Canadian plug on the charger.

The crooks also stole a black Hugo Boss watch, a brown DKNY watch, Hugo Boss and Levi jeans, black and white sunglasses in a red box and a men’s solver curb necklace and bracelet.

Other items stolen were two pairs of True Religion jeans, a red Canada Goose jacket with a furry hood, a black Hugo Boss snow jacket with a white logo on the left arm and a green logo on the front and Beats by Dr Dre headphones.

Now police are appealing for witnesses to the burglary, which happened between 3pm and 5pm on Monday, to come forward.

Detective Constable Allison Fraser, of Fratton CID, said: ‘This is a high value burglary where a lot of items have been stolen. Unusually, clothing has been taken – all of which was designer and some of which is especially distinctive, particularly the two snow jackets.

‘Particularly during the festive season when people are preparing for Christmas, please ensure you are not buying stolen goods. Burglars and thieves rely on people to buy the items they steal, which is how they make their money. By refusing to buy their stolen ware and by reporting them to the police or Crimestoppers, you can help us catch the people responsible and deny them the option of continuing to commit crime. If no-one bought stolen goods, burglaries and thefts would be greatly reduced.’

Anyone with information should call Det Con Fraser on 101 or the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555111.