Breitling watches a Tag Heuer watch and Adidas trainers taken in burglary in Southampton

Daily Echo: UPDATE: Hunt after £20,000 raid in Southampton UPDATE: Hunt after £20,000 raid in Southampton

BURGLARS have stolen £20,000 worth of valuables from a Hampshire home.

They broke into the flat in Southampton and took items including several high value watches and a bottle containing £2,000 in pound coins.

The thieves had managed to get into the communal area of the block of flats in Riverdene Place, Bitterne Park, and then forced the door of the property.

They searched the flat and took three Breitling watches valued at £7,000, £5,000 and £4,000 and a Tag Heuer watch worth £2,500.

Two gold chains, a gold bracelet, black Adidas LA trainers and an Adidas bag and North Face bag were also taken.

The burglary happened between June 9 and Saturday June 28 while the owner, a 41-year-old man, was away.

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen anything suspicious in the area and has information to get in touch.

They can call DC Chris Moss at Bitterne police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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2:51pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Big Mac says...

9th June?! Tick, tock...
No time like the present to break the news then.
9th June?! Tick, tock... No time like the present to break the news then. Big Mac
  • Score: -7

3:34pm Mon 30 Jun 14

dango says...

Big Mac wrote:
9th June?! Tick, tock...
No time like the present to break the news then.
the story says it happened between 9th of June and Saturday (28th), so perhaps the owner, who is reported to have been away, didn't notice.
[quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: 9th June?! Tick, tock... No time like the present to break the news then.[/p][/quote]the story says it happened between 9th of June and Saturday (28th), so perhaps the owner, who is reported to have been away, didn't notice. dango
  • Score: 12

3:41pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Harold K Steptoe says...

3 Breitling watches, North face bag etc etc. can't believe he didn't claim for 2 Aston Martins and a yacht. Where was this flat, fantasy island.
3 Breitling watches, North face bag etc etc. can't believe he didn't claim for 2 Aston Martins and a yacht. Where was this flat, fantasy island. Harold K Steptoe
  • Score: 23

4:39pm Mon 30 Jun 14

wilson castaway says...

Whats your prized possession? A rusty old horse shoe?
Whats your prized possession? A rusty old horse shoe? wilson castaway
  • Score: 0

5:09pm Mon 30 Jun 14

wwozzer says...

Been giving it the big one billy big bollo*ks? That'll teach you.
Been giving it the big one billy big bollo*ks? That'll teach you. wwozzer
  • Score: 22

5:40pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Mary80 says...

If you have 20 grand worth of stuff WHY OH WHY live in a block of craptastic flats
If you have 20 grand worth of stuff WHY OH WHY live in a block of craptastic flats Mary80
  • Score: 7

5:42pm Mon 30 Jun 14

repcosy says...

Harold K Steptoe wrote:
3 Breitling watches, North face bag etc etc. can't believe he didn't claim for 2 Aston Martins and a yacht. Where was this flat, fantasy island.
Were none of these items reported on there house insurance!?
[quote][p][bold]Harold K Steptoe[/bold] wrote: 3 Breitling watches, North face bag etc etc. can't believe he didn't claim for 2 Aston Martins and a yacht. Where was this flat, fantasy island.[/p][/quote]Were none of these items reported on there house insurance!? repcosy
  • Score: -3

5:53pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Oh... and don't forget last weeks jackpot winning lotto ticket!
Oh... and don't forget last weeks jackpot winning lotto ticket! Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 1

6:11pm Mon 30 Jun 14

bullsbags says...

Must have been when Lallana was away at the World Cup!
Must have been when Lallana was away at the World Cup! bullsbags
  • Score: 0

6:14pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Harold K Steptoe says...

wilson castaway wrote:
Whats your prized possession? A rusty old horse shoe?
Yep and a horse sh1t sandwich.
[quote][p][bold]wilson castaway[/bold] wrote: Whats your prized possession? A rusty old horse shoe?[/p][/quote]Yep and a horse sh1t sandwich. Harold K Steptoe
  • Score: 1

6:54pm Mon 30 Jun 14

solomum says...

repcosy wrote:
Harold K Steptoe wrote:
3 Breitling watches, North face bag etc etc. can't believe he didn't claim for 2 Aston Martins and a yacht. Where was this flat, fantasy island.
Were none of these items reported on there house insurance!?
What difference does it make to this crime if they are on house insurance or not? The police still need to find the thieves. Or does it make it OK to steal if the items are insured?
[quote][p][bold]repcosy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harold K Steptoe[/bold] wrote: 3 Breitling watches, North face bag etc etc. can't believe he didn't claim for 2 Aston Martins and a yacht. Where was this flat, fantasy island.[/p][/quote]Were none of these items reported on there house insurance!?[/p][/quote]What difference does it make to this crime if they are on house insurance or not? The police still need to find the thieves. Or does it make it OK to steal if the items are insured? solomum
  • Score: 7

7:01pm Mon 30 Jun 14

steekeemcglue says...

Harold K Steptoe wrote:
3 Breitling watches, North face bag etc etc. can't believe he didn't claim for 2 Aston Martins and a yacht. Where was this flat, fantasy island.
I have 2 Breitling watches.... its no big deal.....
[quote][p][bold]Harold K Steptoe[/bold] wrote: 3 Breitling watches, North face bag etc etc. can't believe he didn't claim for 2 Aston Martins and a yacht. Where was this flat, fantasy island.[/p][/quote]I have 2 Breitling watches.... its no big deal..... steekeemcglue
  • Score: -7

7:09pm Mon 30 Jun 14

bigfella777 says...

Mary80 wrote:
If you have 20 grand worth of stuff WHY OH WHY live in a block of craptastic flats
My art collection is worth 10 times that
[quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: If you have 20 grand worth of stuff WHY OH WHY live in a block of craptastic flats[/p][/quote]My art collection is worth 10 times that bigfella777
  • Score: -11

7:21pm Mon 30 Jun 14

sotonbusdriver says...

To loose such a large amount of valuable items, especially while he was away, begs to think

1) was it planned for insurance.
2) who took it knew it was there and that he was away...

Not going to a burglary of chance to haul that lot, someone knew about it, set it up.. The Police should look closer to home I would suggest...
To loose such a large amount of valuable items, especially while he was away, begs to think 1) was it planned for insurance. 2) who took it knew it was there and that he was away... Not going to a burglary of chance to haul that lot, someone knew about it, set it up.. The Police should look closer to home I would suggest... sotonbusdriver
  • Score: -7

8:00pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Huey says...

It is all part of the magic
It is all part of the magic Huey
  • Score: -2

8:35pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Charlie Bucket says...

Ah, the old "burglary isn't real, it's always an insurance fraud" routine. Stay classy, echo morons.
Ah, the old "burglary isn't real, it's always an insurance fraud" routine. Stay classy, echo morons. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 3

8:55pm Mon 30 Jun 14

St.Winch70 says...

sotonbusdriver wrote:
To loose such a large amount of valuable items, especially while he was away, begs to think

1) was it planned for insurance.
2) who took it knew it was there and that he was away...

Not going to a burglary of chance to haul that lot, someone knew about it, set it up.. The Police should look closer to home I would suggest...
Good work Columbo.
[quote][p][bold]sotonbusdriver[/bold] wrote: To loose such a large amount of valuable items, especially while he was away, begs to think 1) was it planned for insurance. 2) who took it knew it was there and that he was away... Not going to a burglary of chance to haul that lot, someone knew about it, set it up.. The Police should look closer to home I would suggest...[/p][/quote]Good work Columbo. St.Winch70
  • Score: 1

9:10pm Mon 30 Jun 14

loosehead says...

I could under stand all the bad comments if this was a house where the occupier was going away for approximately 3 weeks but this was a flat with security.
Most flats can't be entered (block) unless you have a code so exactly how did they get in the communal area?
If we go abroad we get friends or family to look after any valuables but we live in a house & maybe naively wouldn't do so if in a secure block of flats.
They say the crooks managed to get into the communal area? who let strangers in? Can the insurers go after them ? Why was this the only flat broken into?
I could under stand all the bad comments if this was a house where the occupier was going away for approximately 3 weeks but this was a flat with security. Most flats can't be entered (block) unless you have a code so exactly how did they get in the communal area? If we go abroad we get friends or family to look after any valuables but we live in a house & maybe naively wouldn't do so if in a secure block of flats. They say the crooks managed to get into the communal area? who let strangers in? Can the insurers go after them ? Why was this the only flat broken into? loosehead
  • Score: 1

9:14pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Zexagon says...

loosehead wrote:
I could under stand all the bad comments if this was a house where the occupier was going away for approximately 3 weeks but this was a flat with security.
Most flats can't be entered (block) unless you have a code so exactly how did they get in the communal area?
If we go abroad we get friends or family to look after any valuables but we live in a house & maybe naively wouldn't do so if in a secure block of flats.
They say the crooks managed to get into the communal area? who let strangers in? Can the insurers go after them ? Why was this the only flat broken into?
Communal areas are easy to get into, a lot of them have tradesman buttons
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: I could under stand all the bad comments if this was a house where the occupier was going away for approximately 3 weeks but this was a flat with security. Most flats can't be entered (block) unless you have a code so exactly how did they get in the communal area? If we go abroad we get friends or family to look after any valuables but we live in a house & maybe naively wouldn't do so if in a secure block of flats. They say the crooks managed to get into the communal area? who let strangers in? Can the insurers go after them ? Why was this the only flat broken into?[/p][/quote]Communal areas are easy to get into, a lot of them have tradesman buttons Zexagon
  • Score: 4

10:23pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Mary80 says...

If i had 20 grand worth of items i sure as hell wouldn't just leave them around my flat i'd have put them in a safe
If i had 20 grand worth of items i sure as hell wouldn't just leave them around my flat i'd have put them in a safe Mary80
  • Score: 2

11:27pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Stubs says...

I have a Casio watch I bought from Argos for £15. It has more stuff on it and the battery lasts for years and it's water proof to 50 m. Great watch. Why do people buy these mega expensive watches when all they do is tell the time. Complete waste of money.
I have a Casio watch I bought from Argos for £15. It has more stuff on it and the battery lasts for years and it's water proof to 50 m. Great watch. Why do people buy these mega expensive watches when all they do is tell the time. Complete waste of money. Stubs
  • Score: -6

11:40pm Mon 30 Jun 14

andysaints007 says...

Big Mac wrote:
9th June?! Tick, tock...
No time like the present to break the news then.
PRATT
[quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: 9th June?! Tick, tock... No time like the present to break the news then.[/p][/quote]PRATT andysaints007
  • Score: -1

12:02am Tue 1 Jul 14

Solent Soul says...

Can't believe some of the comments on here, reeks of jealously.. If I was able to own watches of that calibre I might also purchase a safe to put them in, just in case! Standard hom
e insurance will have limited one item cover value wise, unless they have upgraded they are unlikely to get back what they were worth; Hope the police get hold of who's responsible!
Can't believe some of the comments on here, reeks of jealously.. If I was able to own watches of that calibre I might also purchase a safe to put them in, just in case! Standard hom e insurance will have limited one item cover value wise, unless they have upgraded they are unlikely to get back what they were worth; Hope the police get hold of who's responsible! Solent Soul
  • Score: 0

7:09am Tue 1 Jul 14

thesouth says...

sotonbusdriver wrote:
To loose such a large amount of valuable items, especially while he was away, begs to think

1) was it planned for insurance.
2) who took it knew it was there and that he was away...

Not going to a burglary of chance to haul that lot, someone knew about it, set it up.. The Police should look closer to home I would suggest...
Great, thanks for that. Nothing like pointing out the obvious is there
[quote][p][bold]sotonbusdriver[/bold] wrote: To loose such a large amount of valuable items, especially while he was away, begs to think 1) was it planned for insurance. 2) who took it knew it was there and that he was away... Not going to a burglary of chance to haul that lot, someone knew about it, set it up.. The Police should look closer to home I would suggest...[/p][/quote]Great, thanks for that. Nothing like pointing out the obvious is there thesouth
  • Score: -2

9:08am Tue 1 Jul 14

bullet93 says...

if i ever do an insurance job my watches are going to be worth £10,000
if i ever do an insurance job my watches are going to be worth £10,000 bullet93
  • Score: 3

4:51pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Hastagger says...

#yawn
#yawn Hastagger
  • Score: 0

7:07pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Kirsty666 says...

Oh well at least it was only Tag Heur and Breitling no Rolex's or Roll Royce then ?
Oh well at least it was only Tag Heur and Breitling no Rolex's or Roll Royce then ? Kirsty666
  • Score: 0
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