Woman Burgled While At Funeral

A Southampton woman has had her home burgled while she was out attending a funeral.

The burglar broke into the75-year-old's flat in Bugle Street sometime between 1 and 4.30pm on Friday, March 1. A neighbour's property was also targeted but it's not known yet if anything has been taken from there.

The victim returned home after the funeral to find a quantity of cash she was saving for a holiday and some jewellery had been taken including several items of great sentimental value as they belonged to her deceased husband and her father.

Her engagement and wedding rings were also stolen and the burglar emptied moneyboxes belonging to her grandchildren, stealing the money from those as well.

Officers are appealing for witnesses as the incident happened in the daytime in a busy area of the city.

Detective Constable Sarah Fox said: "The victim has been left distressed and upset by this burglary especially as they took jewellery that was of great sentimental value to her and even stole from the moneyboxes of her grandchildren.

"I'd appeal for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time to contact me. I'd also like to hear from anyone who thinks they know where the stolen jewellery or cash may be."

Anyone with information is asked to call DC Fox at Shirley Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.