Homeowner chases off would-be house burglar in Sholing area of Southampton

Efit of the burglar

Efit of the burglar

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A BRAVE homeowner forced a burglar to flee empty-handed after she found him in the bedroom of her Southampton home.

After ordering him to leave the woman then saw he was holding some of her property and tried to grab it from him.

After a brief tussle the plucky 51-year-old managed to chase him off empty-handed.

The woman told police how she was working in her front garden when she heard a noise coming from inside her home in Spring Road, Southampton.

When she went inside, the woman found the intruder in her bedroom. She immediately told him to leave before grabbing hold of the property the man was trying to steal from her.

According to police the woman was involved in a brief struggle in her attempt to get her property back, prompting the man to leave her home empty-handed.

Officers have now launched an investigation into the attempted burglary that happened between 4pm and 4.15pm on Thursday.

Hampshire police has now released an e-fit of a man they want to question in connection with the incident.

The suspect was described as white, aged in his 20s, about 5ft 10ins, of medium build, clean shaven with short thick dark hair and a small fringe. He was wearing a bright orange T-shirt and dark trousers.

Police Staff Investigator Alessandra Altorio, said: “I am appealing for anyone with any information about this incident, or anyone who recognises the man in the efit, to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Priority Crime Team at Southampton police station by calling 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.

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6:22am Wed 13 Aug 14

OddlyPat says...

Very brave indeed, a frightening situation to be in especially as she was at home at the time.
Very brave indeed, a frightening situation to be in especially as she was at home at the time. OddlyPat
  • Score: 15

6:50am Wed 13 Aug 14

Charlie Bucket says...

OddlyPat wrote:
Very brave indeed, a frightening situation to be in especially as she was at home at the time.
Wouldn't it be more frightening to wake up and find a man in your bedroom if you were walking down the street?
[quote][p][bold]OddlyPat[/bold] wrote: Very brave indeed, a frightening situation to be in especially as she was at home at the time.[/p][/quote]Wouldn't it be more frightening to wake up and find a man in your bedroom if you were walking down the street? Charlie Bucket
  • Score: -21

8:28am Wed 13 Aug 14

SNUGGLES 78 says...

chinatown !!!
chinatown !!! SNUGGLES 78
  • Score: -14

8:48am Wed 13 Aug 14

thesouth says...

SNUGGLES 78 wrote:
chinatown !!!
????
[quote][p][bold]SNUGGLES 78[/bold] wrote: chinatown !!![/p][/quote]???? thesouth
  • Score: 7

10:05am Wed 13 Aug 14

joiner123 says...

She'll probably get done for assault now.
She'll probably get done for assault now. joiner123
  • Score: 3

1:11pm Wed 13 Aug 14

sammytsang says...

If the woman had killed the boy, then he would never be able to do what he did to other humans.
If the woman had killed the boy, then he would never be able to do what he did to other humans. sammytsang
  • Score: 2

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