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Pistols stolen by burglars from Hamble home
THIEVES have stolen a pair of vintage duelling pistols from a Hampshire home.
Burglars waited until the owners of a home in Satchell Lane, Hamble were on holiday before breaking in and stealing the guns, woth £1,000.
On his return, the 52-year-old tenant discovered the deactivated weapons had been taken along with an old laptop, bottles of spirits and an alto saxophone in a case valued at £450.
Neighbours heard car doors shutting and saw a gold or bronze-coloured estate car leaving the drive of the house heading towards Netley at around 9.15pm on September 21.
The burglars broke into a garden shed and then forced patio doors to gain entry to the house.
Police Staff Investigator Jackie Little is appealing for information.
She said: “Were you in the area of Satchell Lane or Hamble village on Saturday, September 21? Did you see anyone driving the gold or bronze-coloured estate car? Do you know anyone who has recently acquired pistols similar to those in the photo?
“Unless you are an expert in firearms, you would not know that these pistols are deactivated. They may have been stolen to use in further crime,” she said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PSI Little at Eastleigh CID on 101.
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