CCTV image released to support police following burglary in Portsmouth

POLICE are appealing for information on a man following a burglary in Southsea.

Saturday, 22nd October 2016, 1:43 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 6:14 pm

The incident happened at Albert Food Store, on Albert Road.

The offender entered the store and stole a large quantity of cigarettes and phone cards.

The crime happened at some time between 3am and 4am on Wednesday, October 12.

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Police are holding a description of a man they would like to speak to in connection with this incident.

He is described to be in his 30s, around five foot six inches, of medium build and of Turkish or Kurdish appearance.

PC Ian Swan, said: ‘The offender has got away with hundreds of pounds worth of cigarettes and phone cards.

‘I would like to speak to anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV, or anyone who has been offered cigarettes or phone cards for sale, which they think could have been stolen.

‘I would urge anyone with information to contact us and speak to us in confidence.’

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Swan at Fratton police station by calling 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.