Thieves take old banknotes from home they hit twice

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A HOME in Gosport has been targeted twice by thieves who got away with a haul of cash – once escaping with out-of-date banknotes.

Thieves entered the home, in Burney Road, Gosport, first on Thursday, May 23 between 9am and 1.30pm and then again on Tuesday, June 4 between 9am and 2.30pm.

Cash was stolen in both burglaries but in one of them the culprit got away with disused Bank of England banknotes.

Officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Dermot McBride said: ‘This is a quiet residential area and crimes of this type are very unusual.

‘Both burglaries happened at similar times of the day and during one of the incidents a number of old Bank of England banknotes were taken.

‘The banknotes are no longer in circulation and I’d appeal to any member of the public who may have been offered them to contact us.

‘I would also like to advise homeowners to ensure they secure all their windows and doors during the longer warmer days, even if popping out for a few minutes.’

Police want people who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area on the days of the burglaries.

Call DC McBride of the Priority Crime team at Fareham police station on 101.

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously by calling the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.