CCTV released after thieves break into Southsea tearoom

THIEVES used a pickaxe to break into a tearoom - but left empty-handed.

Tuesday, 8th November 2016, 3:07 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:08 pm
CCTV from the break-in at The Parade Tea Room

CCTV footage captured two men breaking into the Parade Tearooms, in Western Parade, Southsea, on October 21.

Hampshire police released the stills today in a bid to boost an appeal for witnesses.

A police spokesman said: 'A pickaxe was used to force entry and a search was made of the building.'

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CCTV from the break-in at The Parade Tea Room

Nothing was taken in the break-in.

PC Michael Cox said: 'We would like to speak to anyone who thinks they might recognise the two men shown on the CCTV images.

'The images are really clear so we hope that someone will know who they are as we believe they will have information to assist our investigation.'

Anyone with information about the burglary should contact PC Cox on 101, quoting 44160397392, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

CCTV from the break-in at The Parade Tea Room