Portsmouth man charged with burglary and vehicle theft offences
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A Portsmouth man has been charged with several offences including burglary and vehicle theft.
Yesterday evening (21 December) Declan Smith, 18, of Wellington Street, Southsea, was charged with:
-Burglary dwelling and theft – no violence
-Being carried in/on a motor vehicle taken without the owner’s consent
-Driving a motor vehicle which had been taken without the owner’s consent
-Theft of a motor vehicle.
These offences were in connection with an incident at an address in Seamead, Fareham, on 22 November in which the property was broken into and Land Rover keys, a purse containing £35 and house keys were stolen, as well as a Land Rover vehicle.
-Burglary dwelling with intent to steal.
This was in connection with an incident on 22 November at an address in Locksway Road, Milton, Portsmouth, where the property was broken into.
He was remanded into custody to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court this morning where he was further remanded to appear at Portsmouth Crown Court on 23 January.
This was investigated by Operation Hawk, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary’s team which specialises in home burglaries.