We have seen an increase in thefts from motor vehicles in the Winchester District, 3 of these in Otterbourne.
Can you help the Police? Do you have CCTV/Ring doorbell cameras? Have you noticed anything suspicious that the Police should be aware of?
We are particularly interested in any footage from the early hours on 25/04/22. Several vehicles in Sparsholt were also targeted that same morning.
Please email email@example.com with any information you may have.
Most offences of theft from vehicle are opportunist. If valuable possessions (e.g. handbags, laptops, mobile phones) are left on show inside a vehicle, it is much more likely to be targeted by thieves. Even items of little value, such as shopping bags and clothing, may tempt a potential thief to break into the vehicle to see whether they contain anything worth stealing.
Offences can take place during the day or night, whether a vehicle is parked in a driveway, on the street or in a public car park. Typically, thieves will smash windows to gain entry. Sometimes they will break door locks or, on older vehicles, prise the door away from the body of the vehicle.
PCSO 15075 Michelle Wilkinson
Winchester Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team
Alresford Police Office | Hampshire Constabulary