Woman who burgled Southsea homes and stole Rolex pleads guilty

Attacker followed his victim for a mile before assault in city alleyway

A WOMAN who broke into homes and stole items including a Rolex watch has admitted her crimes.

Victoria Diaz, of Seagrove Road, North End, appeared at Portsmouth Crown Court on Friday charged with six counts; two counts of burglary, two counts of attempted burglary, one of going equipped for burglary and one count of fraud.

The court heard that on January 31 she attempted burglary and stole post from a flat in Nightingale Road, Southsea, which she admitted.

The 43-year-old also admitted attempted burglary and stealing an iPad, iPod Nano, laptop, headphones, £40 cash and five watches – including a Rolex – from a property in Sussex Road, Southsea, on the same day.

Diaz, via a video link from prison, also pleaded guilty to going equipped for burglary – with a kit including leather gloves and a screwdriver – on February 13. She also admitted committing fraud by selling items, including four watches, at Cash Convertors in Portsmouth.

Judge Sarah Munro ordered reports to be undertaken on Diaz after hearing that this was a relapse in offending.

Diaz will remain in custody until she is sentenced at Portsmouth Crown Court on Friday, April 7.