Police search for two men after post stolen from Southsea leads to fraudulent credit card applications

CCTV images have been released after a man’s post was stolen and credit cards were taken out in his name.

Monday, 5th October 2020, 3:57 pm
If you recognise any of these men please phone 101 with the reference 44200339930.

A 45-year-old man had several cards taken out in his name after mail was taken from his home in Clarendon Road, Southsea, between September 3 and 7.

Three men were captured on CCTV entering the premises’ communal area and stealing post. One man seen on CCTV has now identified to police.

Of the remaining men caught on CCTV, one was 30 to 35, slim, with dark hair cut short on the back and sides and with the top in a ponytail.

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Police are looking to speak with two men in connection to a burglary on Clarendon Road, and a subsequent fraud.

He was caught on camera wearing a dark coloured jacket, dark jeans, with a small cross-body bag.

The other man police wish to identify was 45 to 55, with a small, and was wearing a green jacket, jeans, and a cross-body bag.

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A spokeswoman from Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘We are looking to speak with them in connection to a burglary on Clarendon Road, and a subsequent fraud.

‘It is believed the post was stolen in order to apply for the credit cards.’

Anyone who recognises any of these men should phone 101, quoting the reference number 44200339930.

Alternatively you can phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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