Portsmouth man charged for string of 4 burglaries in Locks Heath

A MAN has been charged with carrying out a string of burglaries.

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 9:19 am
Updated Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 1:26 pm

Thieves struck in Locks Heath at homes in Warsash Road and St Johns Road, on April 10, and in Alum Way and Brook Lane the next day.

Police said a 37-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man, both from Portsmouth, were arrested on suspicion of the four burglaries.

They were arrested yesterday, and remain in custody being questioned.

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Police have arrested two people

Now the force has said Andrew Smith, 34, Goldsmith Avenue, in Portsmouth, has been charged with the four house burglaries.

Officers from Operation Hawk – the dedicated burglary team – arrested the pair.

A Hampshire police spokeswoman said: ‘We hope this news reassures residents in the area that while there is a lot of focus on the important work being done to ensure people are following government restrictions, our officers are continuing their work to tackle crime and make our communities safer.

‘This work never stops.’

The woman was released with no further action.

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