Three men sought for aggravated burglary

E-fits of three men police want to speak with
E-fits of three men police want to speak with
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POLICE are hunting three suspects who broke into a flat and assaulted two men before stealing a laptop.

Officers investigating the aggravated burglary have released e-fits of the three suspects.

The burglary happened at around 2pm on Wednesday, April 6, when three men got into a flat on the third floor of a block on Palmerston Road, Southsea.

They assaulted the two men, aged 26 and 23, inside the flat by punching and kicking them.

One of the intruders was armed with a small metal pipe or tube.

The first suspect is described as a white man, early 20s, about 5ft 7ins tall, small, skinny build, wearing a grey, beret type hat with specks of white in it, gaunt, with clean shaven face.

The second is described as a white man, in his early 20s, about 5ft 8ins tall, average build, wearing a black shirt, tattoo on his left arm, bald, and clean shaven.

The third is described as a black man, in his late 20s, 5ft 9ins tall, broad shoulders, wearing a beige fleece type overcoat and blue jeans, sunglasses and baseball cap with curly black hair underneath, and had a chunk missing out of his left ear.

Both victims were treated at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, the older required stitches to injuries to his eye.

The other man suffered minor injuries.

DC Lee Parker from Portsmouth’s CID said: ‘As a result of his injuries, the older victim has suffered temporary, partial loss of sight.

‘A man was earlier arrested in connection with our enquiries but was later released without charge.

‘We’re now in a position to release e-fits of the suspects in the hope someone can identify them in confidence or recognises them as being in the area of Palmerston Road that Wednesday afternoon.’

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Parker at Fratton police station on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.