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Burglary reminder issued following arrest

HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY have announced they have arrested a male in connection with a succession of burglaries that occurred across Gosport last month; the police force further reminding their residents about leaving windows and doors open during hot weather this summer with further ‘heat’ forecast later this month.

Officers have been investigating a total of seven separate incidents that were reported between June 20 and July 3; the burglaries affecting those living in Tukes Avenue, Village Road, Brookers Lane, Molesworth Road, and The Anchorage. The police force haven’t given further information on the exact times of these burglaries.

It is reported that bank cards have been stolen alongside a variety of electrical items; which features a XBOX controller, an Apple watch and Nintendo Switch console. In their update published on Tuesday (July 4) police said a 23-year-old man from Gosport has been arrested on suspicion of the burglaries and is now in custody.

They did however urge residents to be careful if leaving windows and doors open; which police acknowledge is more tempting in order to let cool fresh air into their properties. This is particularly vital if they are based at ground floor level where thieves can enter or reach into insecure areas, stealing what they can before exiting

Police will be conducting dedicated patrols across Gosport and these will be held throughout both day / night hours; whilst residents are urged to continue reporting any crimes or suspicious activity in their areas. These reports can be fully submitted by calling 999 in an emergency or online via this Hampshire Constabulary tool.

Alternatively, readers can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously by calling 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online forms which can be found through their website:

PICTURED BY ALAMY (GGGRJ4); Snap-shot of vehicle showing official logo and the forces’ contact details.