Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

An E-FIT has been released by police after a burglary in Newport.

According to Hampshire Constabulary, on the afternoon of Saturday February 17 – shortly after 1.10 pm – a 30 year-old man returned to his home on Fairlee Road to find a man he did not know in his kitchen.

The resident is said to have chased the man out of the back door towards Victoria Road. Around £1,000 in cash, an I-phone, and jewellery has allegedly been taken.

Police have now shared an e-fit image of the man, using information from the victim. He is being described as:

  • White.
  • Aged in his late teens or early twenties.
  • 5ft 10ins tall.
  • Dark brown hair and olive coloured skin.
  • Thin build, with a sunken face and a thin moustache.
  • He was wearing a grey hat, a dark navy coloured tracksuit, and white trainers.
  • He was carrying an orange plastic bag.

Anyone with information, or who may recognise the man, is being asked to call 101 quoting 44180063591 as the crime reference number.

As a result of the incident, Hampshire Constabulary has issued the following crime prevention advice to Islanders:

  • Shut all windows and lock them when you are not using the room, at night and when you leave your property
  • Lock all front and rear doors at night and when you are out. If you have a UPVC door with a multi-point lock ensure you lift the handle and lock it with the key.
  • Put all car keys and other keys out of sight and not in reach of windows and letterboxes. It doesn’t take much for the keys to be hooked through the letterbox.
  • Leave a light on so your home looks occupied if you are going out for the evening. If you head out while it is still daylight and won’t be back till after dark then a timer switches (available from most DIY stores) can be useful in turning your lights, radios and other appliances on at a set time before you get back.
  • Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property.
  • Do not leave ladders and garden tools in your garden; lock them away in your shed.
  • Have an intruder alarm system installed by an approved contractor. Ensure a visible alarm box is attached to the outside of your home. Also consider fitting security lighting.
  • Use door chains and spy holes to give you extra security if someone knocks on your door. Never be afraid to turn people away. If you have concerns about anyone who has come to your door call the police.
  • Record the details of your property such as serial numbers for electronic goods on the Immobilise website (https://www.immobilise.com/)