Thief steals £100 worth of vibrators from the Private Shop in Southampton

The man wanted by police after the theft of sex toys from an adult store in Southampton

The man wanted by police after the theft of sex toys from an adult store in Southampton

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Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

POLICE are searching for this man after he fled with £100-worth of sex toys from an adult shop.

The man broke into The Private Shop in Hanover Buildings, Southampton, twice in the same night and grabbed nine or ten vibrators.

He smashed through a glass door panel, causing around £800-worth of damage.

The offender was wearing a black coat with buttons on the front, officers say.

He is described as white, around 6ft tall, slim to medium build, and had short dark hair.

The man was also wearing glasses.

The incident happened between 8.50pm and 9.20pm on February 3.

It is the third time the store has been targeted in two years.

Anyone with information should call PC Lance Plummer on 101.

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2:20pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Brite Spark says...

What a ****!
What a ****! Brite Spark
  • Score: 0

2:23pm Thu 20 Feb 14

thebestnameshavegone says...

He probably only did it for a buzz.
He probably only did it for a buzz. thebestnameshavegone
  • Score: 53

2:41pm Thu 20 Feb 14

non sailor, lymington says...

It looks like he's using one already.
It looks like he's using one already. non sailor, lymington
  • Score: 5

2:41pm Thu 20 Feb 14

TheRealDeal says...

Sounds like one of those jobs one gets off on
Sounds like one of those jobs one gets off on TheRealDeal
  • Score: 15

2:41pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Reginald Miller says...

Is polie a blow up doll?
Is polie a blow up doll? Reginald Miller
  • Score: -14

2:45pm Thu 20 Feb 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Shame he missed VALENTINES DAY , as he would of been very popular !! beats Roses or Chocolates .
Shame he missed VALENTINES DAY , as he would of been very popular !! beats Roses or Chocolates . SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 5

3:24pm Thu 20 Feb 14

wilson castaway says...

To infinity and beyond!
To infinity and beyond! wilson castaway
  • Score: -7

3:27pm Thu 20 Feb 14

mickey01 says...

he will be breaking into tescos next for the batteries i expect
he will be breaking into tescos next for the batteries i expect mickey01
  • Score: 18

3:38pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Filthy stealing git... He can go f'ck himself.
Filthy stealing git... He can go f'ck himself. Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 12

3:45pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Inform Al says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
Filthy stealing git... He can go f'ck himself.
Yuk, whatever turns you on.
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Filthy stealing git... He can go f'ck himself.[/p][/quote]Yuk, whatever turns you on. Inform Al
  • Score: -1

3:54pm Thu 20 Feb 14

AndyAndrews says...

Pity he didn't take the whole stock and drive this pathetic shop out of business.
Pity he didn't take the whole stock and drive this pathetic shop out of business. AndyAndrews
  • Score: -30

4:08pm Thu 20 Feb 14

ToastyTea says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
Filthy stealing git... He can go f'ck himself.
I'm sure he will me thinks, will be a rather enlarged ring piece when he's finished no doubt.
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Filthy stealing git... He can go f'ck himself.[/p][/quote]I'm sure he will me thinks, will be a rather enlarged ring piece when he's finished no doubt. ToastyTea
  • Score: 4

4:09pm Thu 20 Feb 14

localnews says...

must be a Beach Boys fan
"I'm picking up good vibrations"
must be a Beach Boys fan "I'm picking up good vibrations" localnews
  • Score: 8

4:30pm Thu 20 Feb 14

wwozzer says...

Obviously has an obsession for beating back doors in......he should have done Halfords for some swarfega too.
Obviously has an obsession for beating back doors in......he should have done Halfords for some swarfega too. wwozzer
  • Score: 3

4:33pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Linesman says...

A fan of Good Vibrations?
A fan of Good Vibrations? Linesman
  • Score: -3

4:42pm Thu 20 Feb 14

St.DaveH says...

Hahahah - Get the offender training for a fight, he'll be used to getting beat about the ring!...hahahah.
Hahahah - Get the offender training for a fight, he'll be used to getting beat about the ring!...hahahah. St.DaveH
  • Score: 0

4:53pm Thu 20 Feb 14

bigal007 says...

Just. Think what they will say when he goes to court they will ask what was stolen. Supper donkey how funny that would be
Just. Think what they will say when he goes to court they will ask what was stolen. Supper donkey how funny that would be bigal007
  • Score: -2

5:34pm Thu 20 Feb 14

issacchunt says...

He looks rampent the way he's coming through the door.
He looks rampent the way he's coming through the door. issacchunt
  • Score: 3

5:37pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Fat Pants says...

What a ****!
What a ****! Fat Pants
  • Score: 0

6:01pm Thu 20 Feb 14

SOULJACKER says...

I can just imagine tomorrows Daily Echo headline about 'Man sets new record for the most **** in one ar$e all at the same time'.
I suppose it's better than nicking packets of fags (no pun intended).
I wonder if his name is ROGER?
I can just imagine tomorrows Daily Echo headline about 'Man sets new record for the most **** in one ar$e all at the same time'. I suppose it's better than nicking packets of fags (no pun intended). I wonder if his name is ROGER? SOULJACKER
  • Score: 1

6:20pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

You get a free fit at Halfords re wiper blades!
You get a free fit at Halfords re wiper blades! Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: -1

6:20pm Thu 20 Feb 14

deepheat says...

A farmer in Devon has successfully grown a field of vibrators.

Unfortunately, he now has a problem with squatters!
A farmer in Devon has successfully grown a field of vibrators. Unfortunately, he now has a problem with squatters! deepheat
  • Score: 6

6:29pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Loveyourcity says...

There was a couple who were married for 20 years, and every time they had sex the husband always insisted on shutting off the lights. Well, after 20 years the wife felt this was stupid. She figured she would break him of the crazy habit. So one night, while they were in the middle of doing it, she turned on the lights. She looked down and saw her husband was holding a ****. She gets completely upset, and screams, "You impotent barsteward," she screamed at him, "How could you be lying to me all of these years. You better explain yourself!" The husband looks her straight in the eyes and says, calmly, I'll explain the **** if you can explain our three kids.
There was a couple who were married for 20 years, and every time they had sex the husband always insisted on shutting off the lights. Well, after 20 years the wife felt this was stupid. She figured she would break him of the crazy habit. So one night, while they were in the middle of doing it, she turned on the lights. She looked down and saw her husband was holding a ****. She gets completely upset, and screams, "You impotent barsteward," she screamed at him, "How could you be lying to me all of these years. You better explain yourself!" The husband looks her straight in the eyes and says, calmly, I'll explain the **** if you can explain our three kids. Loveyourcity
  • Score: 7

6:55pm Thu 20 Feb 14

bigfella777 says...

I can't understand what sort of stimulation people get out of this.
I can't understand what sort of stimulation people get out of this. bigfella777
  • Score: -7

7:38pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Frank28 says...

Well all be reading about it when the case comes to Court.....
Well all be reading about it when the case comes to Court..... Frank28
  • Score: -2

7:48pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Lockssmart says...

SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
Shame he missed VALENTINES DAY , as he would of been very popular !! beats Roses or Chocolates .
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
[quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: Shame he missed VALENTINES DAY , as he would of been very popular !! beats Roses or Chocolates .[/p][/quote]Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz Lockssmart
  • Score: -4

7:54pm Thu 20 Feb 14

sotontotty says...

Poor guy got confused when his missus said she wanted to get a couple of rabbits!
Poor guy got confused when his missus said she wanted to get a couple of rabbits! sotontotty
  • Score: 6

8:21pm Thu 20 Feb 14

SOULJACKER says...

bigfella777 wrote:
I can't understand what sort of stimulation people get out of this.
Don't knock it until you tried it Bigfella, just make sure you use plenty of 'KY' jelly cause them things are a helluva lot bigger than they look, take my word for it you won't sit down for a week or two :)
Ooops did I just say that out loud :D
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: I can't understand what sort of stimulation people get out of this.[/p][/quote]Don't knock it until you tried it Bigfella, just make sure you use plenty of 'KY' jelly cause them things are a helluva lot bigger than they look, take my word for it you won't sit down for a week or two :) Ooops did I just say that out loud :D SOULJACKER
  • Score: 5

8:25pm Thu 20 Feb 14

SOULJACKER says...

I bet his name is 'Phil Macavity', oh I should leave the cider alone on a school night cause it just makes me act silly & say stupid stuff :D
I bet his name is 'Phil Macavity', oh I should leave the cider alone on a school night cause it just makes me act silly & say stupid stuff :D SOULJACKER
  • Score: 4

8:27pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Gospelmaker says...

Definitely has one tucked away and concealed! £800's worth of damage too - that's another pain in the backside!
Definitely has one tucked away and concealed! £800's worth of damage too - that's another pain in the backside! Gospelmaker
  • Score: 2

8:41pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Costa Baz says...

Anyone with any information should contact LANCE Plummer.

Is this a Carry On sketch? Ooh er missus.
Anyone with any information should contact LANCE Plummer. Is this a Carry On sketch? Ooh er missus. Costa Baz
  • Score: 4

8:58pm Thu 20 Feb 14

rich the stitch says...

SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
Shame he missed VALENTINES DAY , as he would of been very popular !! beats Roses or Chocolates .
How did he miss valentines day, it says the crime was on the 3rd of February.
[quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: Shame he missed VALENTINES DAY , as he would of been very popular !! beats Roses or Chocolates .[/p][/quote]How did he miss valentines day, it says the crime was on the 3rd of February. rich the stitch
  • Score: 3

9:52pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Maine Lobster says...

Getting caught on camera he has obviously made a fist of it!
Getting caught on camera he has obviously made a fist of it! Maine Lobster
  • Score: 2

9:54pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Hoppy Uniatz says...

So the headline on the front page of the Echo website says "Hunt after hundreds of pounds of sex toys stolen from shop" yet the headline of the article says "Thief steals £100 worth of vibrators from the Private Shop in Southampton".

Now I was never the brightest at school but it seems to me that there's quite a difference between £100 and "hundreds of pounds"...
So the headline on the front page of the Echo website says "Hunt after hundreds of pounds of sex toys stolen from shop" yet the headline of the article says "Thief steals £100 worth of vibrators from the Private Shop in Southampton". Now I was never the brightest at school but it seems to me that there's quite a difference between £100 and "hundreds of pounds"... Hoppy Uniatz
  • Score: 3

10:20pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Positively4thStreet says...

"The man was also wearing glasses"...He'll need a white stick when he's finished with that lot.
"The man was also wearing glasses"...He'll need a white stick when he's finished with that lot. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 6

12:02am Fri 21 Feb 14

Dave Of The South says...

Good job it wasn't a "ram-raid", or maybe it was an "inside job"!
Good job it wasn't a "ram-raid", or maybe it was an "inside job"! Dave Of The South
  • Score: 1

8:32am Fri 21 Feb 14

TwistedWitch says...

It's a bit extreme to break in and steal them just because he's too embarassed to go in during opening hours and buy one....... still I guess when he's finished with that lot he will be 'open all hours' himself
It's a bit extreme to break in and steal them just because he's too embarassed to go in during opening hours and buy one....... still I guess when he's finished with that lot he will be 'open all hours' himself TwistedWitch
  • Score: 2

8:36am Fri 21 Feb 14

mikeyt says...

He's even got an old bag to stick them in!
He's even got an old bag to stick them in! mikeyt
  • Score: 1

11:06pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Mary80 says...

SOULJACKER wrote:
I bet his name is 'Phil Macavity', oh I should leave the cider alone on a school night cause it just makes me act silly & say stupid stuff :D
His brother is probably called Ben Dover
[quote][p][bold]SOULJACKER[/bold] wrote: I bet his name is 'Phil Macavity', oh I should leave the cider alone on a school night cause it just makes me act silly & say stupid stuff :D[/p][/quote]His brother is probably called Ben Dover Mary80
  • Score: 0

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