Sentimental gifts stolen from Portsmouth home

Thieves smash into vehicles parked at leisure centres

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THIEVES stole sentimental gifts from the homes of elderly people during two separate daytime raids.

A house in Kirby Road, North End was raided between 1.45pm and 5.50pm on Saturday, March 28.

A gold cameo brooch, gold cameo ring, a ‘lovers knot’ gold and ruby watch and a silver bracelet watch engraved with ‘in loving memory of mother’ was taken.

Just eight days later a gold wedding band, a limited edition Zippo lighter and a laptop was stolen from a house in Kensington Road, Copnor.

The elderly residents of both homes were away when the raids took place. A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘Did anyone see any people or vehicles acting suspiciously in the area at the time of the burglaries or have any knowledge as to where the items are now?’

Contact police on 101.