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BURGLARS were interrupted by homeowners as they ransacked a house before fleeing with items worth more than £1,000.

The owners opened the front door to their home in Hill Road, Fareham at about 3.15pm on Tuesday, to discover a stranger on the staircase.

He fled down the stairs and out of the conservatory at the back of the property, swiftly followed by another man.

It appears the crooks forced entry through the kitchen door.

They took a large number of items including a Troll bracelet with charms worth £400, plus a bag of extra charms, a Next stainless steel watch, an Amazon Kindle, a white Nintendo DS, a nine carat gold necklace, five sets of cufflinks, a Panasonic Lumix camera and a Nokia 2730 mobile.

The first suspect is described as white, in his mid-30s, of medium build, and around 5ft 8ins, with short, shaved dark hair.

He wore a cream top with a dark brown jacket over the top, dark tracksuit trousers and white trainers.

His accomplice was white, about 30, wore a light-coloured baseball cap and was shorter than his colleague. He was of medium build.

A silver vehicle, possibly a Rover, was seen parked nearby which may have been involved in the burglary. The man inside was described as white, bald, in his 30s, of large build and was wearing a top which had horizontal dark stripes on a light background

PC Emily Gregg said: ‘We are appealing for anyone who has more information about these suspects and the vehicle to come forward as soon as possible.

‘If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time, or have been offered any of the stolen items for sale, please get in touch.’

Anyone with information should contact the Fareham and Gosport priority crime team on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.