Appeal for witnesses after antiques, jewellery and cash stolen from Lee-on-Solent home
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We are appealing for witnesses after a number of antiques, jewellery and cash was stolen from a property in Lee-on-Solent.
The homeowner, a woman in her 80s, was woken by a noise at around 6.30am on Sunday 18 July and soon realised items had been taken from her home on Raynes Road.
They were removed from all parts of her house – including the bedroom she was sleeping in – between the hours of 11pm on Saturday 17 July and the following morning.
The items included a silvered 1920s pewter platter, which is 12-inches long and cast into the shape of a pond with a frog and fish on top.
A Longines men’s gold watch, purchased new in the 1970s, and an Omega ‘Seamaster’ women’s watch, bought 25 years ago, were also stolen.
The Omega watch is silver in colour and has a stainless steel bracelet. The numbers on the face are golden in colour.
Meanwhile, a Gondolo fob watch, made of white gold marcasite with a blue sapphire set into the winder, is also missing.
The last item taken from her home was a broach in the shape of a monkey hanging from a branch, which is encrusted in diamond.
As well as the antiques and jewellery, £100 in cash was also stolen from the property.
It is believed the suspect gained entry via an insecure rear conservatory door, which was accessed from an unlocked side gate to her garden.
PC Kirsty Watts said: “A number of much-loved and precious antique items have been stolen from this elderly woman’s home and we are doing everything we can to trace them.
“Do you recognise any of the items listed in this appeal? Have you seen anything matching their description for sale online?
“The items were taken between 11pm on Saturday 17 July and 6.30am on Sunday 18 July. Did you see anything suspicious on Raynes Road during these hours?
“Have you got any CCTV footage or information you are able to share?
“We believe the suspect gained access to the property via an insecure rear conservatory door. We would like to remind locals to ensure all doors are locked and to report any suspicious behaviour.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting the reference number 44210283486.
Alternatively, you can submit information via this link https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/.
Information can also be left anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.