Burglary In Southsea

Police are appealing for information after a distinctive purse was stolen in a burglary in Southsea.

Someone entered a house in St. Edwards Road where the purse was taken between 9.45pm and 10pm on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. 

It’s described as a red leather designer purse with a shiny red leather lid closure, similar to a clutch bag. It contained several hundred pounds in cash, ID cards and a family photo. 

Investigating officer Detective Constable Les Leithes said: “A carer downstairs near the kitchen heard a noise and called out. 

“The carer then looked through a hatch into the kitchen and saw a woman with a ponytail leaving through a door. 

“The burglary was not reported at the time because it was not immediately apparent that something had been stolen. Nothing else was taken or disturbed.” 

“Police are appealing for any witnesses who may remember seeing a woman with a ponytail acting suspiciously in St Edwards Road on Tuesday night. 

“Officers are also asking members of the public to be aware of the distinctive purse, which may have been discarded in or around the local area.” 

Witnesses or anyone else with information are asked to contact CID at Fratton police station by phoning 101. Mini-Com users can call the police on 18001 101. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.