Hampshire police investigating break-ins at new houses in Eastleigh and Hedge End

Burglars target newly-built homes

Burglars target newly-built homes

First published in News

KITCHEN appliances and tools have been stolen in a series of at least nine break-ins at newly built Hampshire homes.

Police are now appealing for help following the burglaries, in Eastleigh and Hedge End.

On December 18 the owner of a newly-built house on the Bargate Homes site at Allbrook Hill, Eastleigh, discovered whilst on a visit before moving that it had been broken into and a white Bosch washing machine taken.

Similar burglaries have also been discovered at nearby sites between December 16 and last Friday. Steel containers at the Allbrook Hill site at Pitmore Road were broken into and £350-worth of tools stolen.

In Hedge End, three unoccupied new-build properties on the Barratt Homes site at Park View were burgled over the weekend of December 15 and 16, in which three silver Electrolux oven and hob units were taken.

Two oven and hob units were also stolen from the Minchim Acres building site.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw any suspicious people, vehicles or activity in any of the areas to get in touch.

Officers say they are particularly interested in the Barratt Homes site at Hedge End, where the affected properties face onto a pathway which crosses the estate and is used regularly by other residents and dog walkers.

They also want to hear from anyone who has been offered any electrical items matching the descriptions of the stolen goods within the last few weeks.

Anyone with information should call Police Staff Investigator Jackie Little at Eastleigh on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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4:03pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Pikey Pete says...

Blumming Heck...Surprised they nether took the whole houses as well.
Blumming Heck...Surprised they nether took the whole houses as well. Pikey Pete
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10:13pm Mon 31 Dec 12

richieroo says...

Nice to see they're fitting quality locks & security systems to these new builds, if you can nick a washing machine as easily as that!. & they could spend a bit of dosh on site security too.
Nice to see they're fitting quality locks & security systems to these new builds, if you can nick a washing machine as easily as that!. & they could spend a bit of dosh on site security too. richieroo
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3:03pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Minger1 says...

we are going to see more of this going on around the country as Cammoron take from the poor and gives to the rich, how many people are going to be struggling with the housing benefit cut and less money to feed their families, and less jobs to find.
we are going to see more of this going on around the country as Cammoron take from the poor and gives to the rich, how many people are going to be struggling with the housing benefit cut and less money to feed their families, and less jobs to find. Minger1
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2:03pm Fri 4 Jan 13

one in a million says...

NIMBYs must be the NIMBYs, **** NIMBYs
NIMBYs must be the NIMBYs, **** NIMBYs one in a million
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