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29 November 2013, 12:13
Police have issued footage of the inside of a property which was burgled in Waterlooville.
The footage is being released following a spate of break ins in the Waterlooville, Havant, Emsworth and Hayling Island areas.
The incidents are occurring overnight or during the early evening when it becomes dark.
Detective Sergeant Steve Kelly of the Priority Crime team at Waterlooville police station said:
“This footage, captured from the attending officer’s body worn video, demonstrates the impact of being burgled. It really can be devastating for a homeowner to arrive home and find their property turned upside down.
“We’re hoping that this insight will encourage residents to take our advice to do everything they can to avoid their home being targeted.
“The main advice is to leave your home secure and make sure it looks occupied, leave a light on or buy a timer switch to avoid your home being in darkness before you get home from work.”
Hampshire Police are giving the following advice:
Anyone with information relating to burglary in this area should contact the priority crime team at Waterlooville police station on 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers, the charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.