Burglar Climbs Scaffolding To Raid Flat
Appeal after burglar scales scaffolding to steal from seventh floor flat in Southampton.
Police are appealing for witnesses after it’s believed at least one burglar climbed up some scaffolding surrounding a tower block in Southampton that is being refurbished so they could steal items from a seventh floor flat.
Sometime between Wednesday, June 13 and 11.30am on Saturday, June 23 the burglar broke in through the seventh floor balcony door of the flat in Oslo Towers, International Way in Weston. Once inside they have removed two Playstation2 consoles and various games and fishing equipment.
The door that was forced to gain entry had been screwed shut by contractors while the work was going onto refurbish the block.
Police are now appealing for any witnesses to the burglary.
Detective Constable Tom Hewitt said: “There’s a good chance people will have seen whoever did this burglary climbing on scaffolding to gain entry to this flat. It’s likely they wouldn’t have been dressed in the same way as the workmen so may have stood out.I’d ask anyone who thinks they have seen anyone suspicious climbing the scaffolding between the 13 and 23 of this month to contact me. I’d also like to hear from anyone else with information about the burglary.
“What the burglar did also means they put themselves in danger and potentially others too. I’d like to remind people not to climb the scaffolding for everyone’s safety.”
Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to call DC Hewitt at Bitterne CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.