Hampshire Constabulary

CCTV released following two burglaries in Portsmouth

Press release   •   Jun 08, 2019 12:06 BST

Officers have issued CCTV images of two people they want to speak to following two burglaries in Portsmouth.

At around 10pm on Thursday, 6 June two offenders gain access to a flat on Simpson Road, Portsmouth.

Once inside, they barged past the 87-year-old resident. They then attempted to steal his TV but left empty handed.

A second incident occurred shortly before 10.30pm that evening. Two offenders gained access to a flat on Twyford Avenue, Portsmouth. An 86-year-old woman disturbed the offenders who then ran off. After they had left the victim noticed cash, a gold watch and a gold ring with three white stones, were missing.

PC Nick Jackson, said: “These were despicable and cowardly acts against two vulnerable people who have been left very unsettled by what has happened by them.

“We’ve released a CCTV image of two people we’d like to speak to about these incidents. We understand that the image is a bit blurred, and that one offender has their back turned to the camera. However, someone may still recognise them by their clothing or posture, or may have seen someone similar out and about that evening. If you have any information about who they could be, or any other information that could help, please come forward and speak to us.”

If you have any information, please contact us on 101, quoting reference number 44190195057.

In an emergency, call 999.