CCTV Released Over Stolen Necklace

A man's managed to steal a white gold necklace worth nearly £1700 from a pawnbrokers after asking to have a look at it.

A worker locked the door of the shop in London Road, Portsmouth on Monday (November 1st) at around 3.45pm while he tried it on. However, another man outside managed to kick the door open and they both ran off with the necklace.

Both suspects are in their mid 20s. They have been described as:

Suspect 1: 5ft 5ins tall, brown hair, wearing sunglasses and a Bluetooth headset in left ear, grey jumper with a pink retro design on it and blue jeans

Suspect 2: 5ft 7ins tall, blond/ginger beard, sideburns and goatee beard cut into the style of the men from the 118 118 adverts

The necklace is a curb-style, white gold, heavy link necklace, about 24ins long, worth £1,696

PC David Tester from Portsmouth’s Targeted Patrol team said:  “I’m looking for witnesses to help identify the suspects involved in this theft which happened in broad daylight on a busy high street.

“I’m particularly interested in hearing from anyone who saw the two men running towards a vehicle as it’s possible they may have used one to make good their escape.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Tester at Cosham police station on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.