Thieves steal £1,000 of goods in Portsmouth shop raid

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THIEVES have stolen goods worth more than £1,000 from a shop in Portsmouth.

An upstairs window of the Quids In discount store in High Street, Cosham, was smashed in before thieves stole items.

Large rugs, furniture, picture frames and other household goods were taken.

Other stock and fixtures and fittings were damaged in the raid.

It happened overnight between Saturday, February 7 and Sunday, February 8 – the same night the Naomi House children’s hospice charity shop was raided.

Hampshire police said the goods were taken out of a fire exit. PC Graham Skull said: ‘It’s likely that a vehicle was used and would most likely have been parked up in The Droke or the high street. This is not the only recent burglary to shops in Cosham High Street recently.

‘If anyone saw anybody acting suspiciously or saw any large vehicles parked up in close proximity to the shop please contact us.’

In the charity shop theft thieves stole around £300 in cash from the takings and float, along with a laptop, scratch cards and between 50 and 100 £5 shop vouchers.

Call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.