Jewellery stolen in burglary at Portsmouth house

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A WARNING has been issued after a house was burgled in Portsmouth .

Hampshire police are warning people after the burglary in Magdalen Road, North End, on Saturday.

Raiders smashed the back glass French doors between 7.30pm and 11.30pm.

Police said an iPad, jewellery and a distinctive black, oriental jewellery box was stolen, during the burglary.

A spokeswoman said: ‘If you’ve been offered these for sale, police would like to hear from you.’

She added ‘opportunistic’ burglars are targeting homes.

Advice issued by police suggests residents should:

n Shut all windows and lock them when you are not using the room, at night and when you leave your property

n Lock all front and rear doors at night and when you are out. If you have a uPVC door with a multi-point lock ensure you lift the handle and lock it with the key.

n Put all car keys and other keys out of sight and not in reach of windows and letter boxes. It doesn’t take much for the keys to be hooked through the letter box.

n Leave a light on so your home looks occupied if you are going out for the evening.

Anyone with information about should call police on 101 quoting 44160294382.