Pies, fish and sausages stolen in Fair Oak burglary

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Eastleigh Chief Reporter

A CRATE of pies, 18 pieces of cod and a box of jumbo sausages were stolen when thieves broke in to a Hampshire garden centre.

Burglars stole the food, which included 48 savoury pies, during a raid on Arturi's in Fair Oak.

Two wire fences were cut to gain entry to the company premises on Allington Lane and a shed was also entered.

A yellow transformer, used to power lighting, was also stolen, taking the value of the haul up to £125.

PC Paul Osborne, of Eastleigh police station, said: “Due to the size and weight of the items stolen we believe it is likely that the offenders would have used a vehicle in order to transport the goods. The closest place a vehicle could have been parked is on Allington Lane.

“We would therefore urge anyone who may have seen any suspicious vehicles parked on Allington Lane, or any suspicious behaviour in the area, during the relevant times to contact police. We would also like to hear from anyone who may have been offered these food items for sale.”

Anyone with any information about the incident, which happened sometime between 5pm on Friday and 8.45am on Saturday, should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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12:08pm Mon 21 Feb 11

Dasal says...

Any new snack vans set up on A31 ??
Any new snack vans set up on A31 ?? Dasal
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1:05pm Mon 21 Feb 11

Big Mac says...

Keep a look out for an old banger that's also a bit battered...
oh and some lardy arse driver with his fingers in a lot of pies.
How many of the Allington Lane Sunday market regulars does that cover?
Keep a look out for an old banger that's also a bit battered... oh and some lardy arse driver with his fingers in a lot of pies. How many of the Allington Lane Sunday market regulars does that cover? Big Mac
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1:43pm Mon 21 Feb 11

Reality-man says...

I knew i shouldn't have started seeing this bird from Pompey. She bought me a nice pie for my morning tea break but she's just turned up with my lunchbox and i wondered why i had two lumps of cod for lunch
I knew i shouldn't have started seeing this bird from Pompey. She bought me a nice pie for my morning tea break but she's just turned up with my lunchbox and i wondered why i had two lumps of cod for lunch Reality-man
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2:03pm Mon 21 Feb 11

Ozmosis says...

Reality-man wrote:
I knew i shouldn't have started seeing this bird from Pompey. She bought me a nice pie for my morning tea break but she's just turned up with my lunchbox and i wondered why i had two lumps of cod for lunch
Jumbo bangers for tea then?
[quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: I knew i shouldn't have started seeing this bird from Pompey. She bought me a nice pie for my morning tea break but she's just turned up with my lunchbox and i wondered why i had two lumps of cod for lunch[/p][/quote]Jumbo bangers for tea then? Ozmosis
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3:06pm Mon 21 Feb 11

Hustler123 says...

MMMMMMMMMMMM pie...........
MMMMMMMMMMMM pie........... Hustler123
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6:21pm Mon 21 Feb 11

8089 says...

18 cod pieces?? Ooo eer!

Silly me, but I thought garden centres sold plants and things for the garden, hence the name 'garden centre'!!!!!

Next time I want a rhododendron, I'll go to the fish monger!
18 cod pieces?? Ooo eer! Silly me, but I thought garden centres sold plants and things for the garden, hence the name 'garden centre'!!!!! Next time I want a rhododendron, I'll go to the fish monger! 8089
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6:41pm Mon 21 Feb 11

Maine Lobster says...

With the unemployment rate soaring,the desperate now having to commit burglaries to steal pies. I suppose they have to do something to earn a crust!
With the unemployment rate soaring,the desperate now having to commit burglaries to steal pies. I suppose they have to do something to earn a crust! Maine Lobster
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7:31pm Mon 21 Feb 11

freemantlegirl2 says...

Was it the Codfather who stole them? and committed 'salt and battery' :D
Was it the Codfather who stole them? and committed 'salt and battery' :D freemantlegirl2
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8:17pm Mon 21 Feb 11

SotonLad says...

All sounds a bit fishy to me ...
All sounds a bit fishy to me ... SotonLad
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8:53pm Mon 21 Feb 11

SnoopyT says...

Altogether now: Who ate all the pies, who ate all the Pies . . .

Police are apparently hunting two 30 stone men wearing hooped jerseys and masks seen waddling down Allington Lane.
Altogether now: Who ate all the pies, who ate all the Pies . . . Police are apparently hunting two 30 stone men wearing hooped jerseys and masks seen waddling down Allington Lane. SnoopyT
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1:13am Wed 23 Feb 11

orange-bud says...

1 tray of pies ,18 pieces of cod, & jumbo sausages ? wow what are they feeding the plants , ? all i can vision is FEED ME SEYMORE,
or does the gardening place breed triffids or venus pie traps ?
1 tray of pies ,18 pieces of cod, & jumbo sausages ? wow what are they feeding the plants , ? all i can vision is FEED ME SEYMORE, or does the gardening place breed triffids or venus pie traps ? orange-bud
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