Burglary in Southsea home leaves family devastated

12 May 2010, 10:42 | Updated: 14 May 2010, 11:51

Police are appealing for witnesses or information about a burglary at a home in Southsea.

Sometime between 2.30 and 8.30am on Saturday, May 5, someone forced their way into Angela Parks home on St Andrews Road via the front door.

Angela told Heart that photos stored on it included her son's first birthday, baby scans and her wedding pictures. Most weren't backed up, and she's terrified she's lost them forever. She's appealed to the burglar to have a conscience and hand the laptop in to police.
Detective Sergeant Tony Lewis from Portsmouth’s Priority Crime team said: 

“They took an £800 pound laptop. It’s a white Apple i-bookG4 and it contained a load of irreplaceable family photos.
“It’s left the family absolutely devastated and Angela is desperate to retrieve the computer for sentimental reasons.
“We’d like to hear from any witnesses, anyone who saw anything suspicious on St Andrew’s Road on Friday evening or the early hours of Saturday or anyone with information.
“I’d especially like to hear from anyone who’s been offered a white Apple i-book G4 for sale in the last few days or anyone who’s heard about a friend or family member who’s recently come into possession of one.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact DS Lewis at Fratton police station on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.