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Burglars flee with Ampfield haul in £48,000 Audi
12:30pm Tuesday 10th September 2013 in News
RAIDERS drove off in a new £48,000 luxury car after loading it with jewels and valuables during a daring raid on a Hampshire home.
Police say that the burglars went to extraordinary lengths to disable an intruder alarm at the family home along the Straight Mile area of Ampfield while the occupants were away.
A police spokesman said: “They propped a child’s garden swing up against the side of the house and then placed a ladder on top of it and climbed up and ripped a burglar alarm off the wall and smashed it up.”
After getting into the house the gang ransacked the rooms and found the keys to a black 2013 registration Audi A5 coupe. But before driving off, they loaded the high powered 2,967cc car with a HP laptop computer worth £690, a Canon Camera valued at £120, an old iPhone worth £50 and a safe containing thousands’ of pounds worth of jewellery.
This included a gold eternity ring with a distinctive yellow square diamond and two white diamonds either side of it and matching earrings along with watches and bracelets.
The safe is worth £700.
Several windows at the property were damaged during the break-in.
Anyone with information about the burglary, which happened on Saturday night, is asked to contact PC Lindsay Miell at Romsey police station on 101.
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