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Police appeal for suspected linked burglaries in Andover

Hampshire Constabulary are investigating a series of burglaries which have taken place across the Winchester and Test Valley districts this week. Homes on Springvale Road in Kings Worthy, Wisley Road and Picket Twenty in Andover, were targeted on the 29 September where clothing, cash, and video games were among the items stolen.

They are also investigating several other burglaries as follows:
• A burglary at an address Orient drive, Harestock, at around 8.40pm on 18 September. Cash and jewellery were reported stolen.
• Addresses on Sermon Road and Lynford Avenue, Winchester, were targeted on 20 September, with cash and jewellery again being reported stolen.
• At around 4pm on 21 September, it was reported that entry was gained to an address on Durley Street, Durly, and an untidy search carried out. Nothing was reported stolen.
• At around 9.40pm on 23 September a burglary was reported on Eastgate Street, Winchester, it is unclear at this time what has been stolen.
• Between 5pm on 23 September, and 7.30am on 24 September, a house on Teg Down Meads was targeted. A quantity of cash and jewellery were stolen.
• Between 7pm and 11pm on 27 September entry was gained to an address on Old Hillside Road. Cash and jewellery were reported stolen.

Hampshire Constabulary are treating the burglaries as linked, and the suspected offenders have been reported to have made off in a silver hatchback car after each incident. Hampshire Constabulary also believe these burglaries may be connected to two break ins that took place in Chandler’s Ford on the 15 September, during which jewellery was stolen.

Members of the public have been reporting suspicious incidents in these areas to the police, and the police continue to encourage people to report suspicious people or vehicles to them. Hampshire Constabulary ask that if anyone who witnessed anything that could assist with the investigation, or has dash cam or CCTV footage, to contact them direct. If you have any information please call 101 with reference 44210391694 or Op Potager. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Hampshire Constabulary have lots of crime prevention advice to help you protect your homes and property on the website here: https://orlo.uk/QX28s

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