Tortoises worth £3,500 stolen from home in Calmore

Library image of a tortoise

Library image of a tortoise

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Eleven tortoises worth a total of £3,500 have been stolen from a Hampshire home.

The creatures were taken from the back garden of a property in Mortimer Close, Calmore, after the owner popped to the shops.

A police spokesman said: “The creatures were in a pen in the back garden at the time. It's believed the thieves got in through a gate.”

The male and female tortoises, one of which was microchipped, were aged between six and 40 years old.

The thieves took six varieties - Dwarf Hermann, Horsefield, Leopard, Spur Thigh and Red Foot.

They struck between 3pm and 6pm on December 20 but retails have only just been released.

Anyone with information about the crime, or who thinks they may have been offered one of the animals for sale, should call Acting Sgt Dean Miller at Hythe Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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6:09pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Mary80 says...

Well they had to know they were there
Well they had to know they were there Mary80
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6:29pm Wed 15 Jan 14

WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER. says...

mmm
mmm WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER.
  • Score: -3

8:18pm Wed 15 Jan 14

forest hump says...

"but retails have only just been released"???
"but retails have only just been released"??? forest hump
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11:08pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Pikey Pete says...

very very slow news day.
very very slow news day. Pikey Pete
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