Police investigate spate of burglaries in Fareham and Gosport

A SERIES of burglaries across Fareham and Gosport could all be connected, according to police.

Tuesday, 15th September 2020, 4:47 pm

Homes in Locks Heath, Stubbington and Lee-on-the-Solent were targeted during the daytime yesterday, sparking an investigation from Hampshire Constabulary.

Between 11.35am and 12.20pm, two properties were broke into in Manor Way, Lee-on-the-Solent – although nothing has been reported as stolen.

Around 1.30pm a house was also broken into in Stubbington Lane, Stubbington, and cash and jewellery were stolen from a home in Raley Road, Locks Heath.

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Hampshire police believe all three incidents are linked.

A spokesman for the police force said: ‘The offender is reported to have left the scene on a motorbike after each of these incidents.

‘We also believe these incidents may be connected to another burglary which took place on Botley Road in Burridge, between 10.20am and 12.40pm on September 8. During this incident, jewellery and a watch were stolen.

'Our investigation will also explore whether there have been any other incidents that could be connected.

‘Members of the public have been reporting suspicious incidents in these areas to the police, and we continue to encourage people to report suspicious people or vehicles to us.’

Officers will be carrying out patrols in the areas and following up enquiries, but are urging anyone with CCTV or dash cam footage to get in touch as soon as possible.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting the crime reference number 44200356741.

Alternatively, can contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

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