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21 August 2013, 13:14 | Updated: 21 August 2013, 13:15
Police are appealing for information after a family in Winchester had to cancel their summer holiday after their passports were stolen from their home.
The burglary occurred between 10pm on Sunday, August 18 and 3am on Monday, August 19 at a house in Oakwood Close in Otterbourne.
The family were all packed and ready for an early flight but were devastated to wake and find their passports, camera, mobile phone, holiday currency and bank cards stolen.
Offenders also stole the family’s black Volvo C70 from the driveway. This was located the following day within a car park on Cranbourne Drive in Otterbourne.
PC Graham Wren from Winchester police station said: “The victims had gone to bed on Sunday night all packed and ready for their holiday but were devastated to wake on Monday morning to find they had been burgled and their passports stolen.
“The family, who should be relaxing on a beach right now, were unable to travel and have had to cancel their holiday.
“I want to speak to anyone who may know who is responsible for this crime or who witnessed anything that may assist our investigation and help the family get their passports back.”
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact PC Wren at Winchester police station by phoning 101.