Southampton Couple Wake To Find Burglar In Lounge

Police are investigating after a burglar was disturbed by a couple in their Southampton home, after breaking in while they were asleep.

A 25-year-old man and his girlfriend were woken by the intruder ransacking the lounge of their flat in Newitt Place, Bassett, sometime between 3 and 4am on Wednesday 7 May.

When they disturbed him he left through a window but he still managed to steal a laptop computer and a pair of sunglasses worth around £150. The laptop is a Dell AlienWare M17 Stealth, worth around £1,500.

The man is described as in his 20s and wearing a black hooded top.
Officers would like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area around the time of the incident or the man making off from the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to call PC Ron Mawejje at Bitterne CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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