Thief takes £2,000 in jewellery in Portsmouth house raid

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A THIEF stole £2,000 worth of jewellery during a raid on a home in Portsmouth.

The burglar broke into the property in St Andrew’s Road, Farlington through an unlocked back door while the homeowner’s father worked in the garden.

Once inside, the thief stole a large amount of jewellery and an Olympus digital camera worth £215 between 12.15pm and 5pm on Monday.

Detective Constable Amanda Waite said: ‘This is believed to have happened during daylight hours. The offender is believed to have walked up the driveway and into the rear door.

‘St Andrew’s Road is often used as a cut-through by pedestrians or cyclists and we would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or noticed suspicious activity to contact us.’

The stolen jewellery includes a bangle with flower engraving, pearl stud earrings with silver backs, sapphire and diamond earrings, ruby studs, and a silver woman’s Accurist watch.

Call Det Con Waite at Fratton police station on 101.