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SOVEREIGNS AND CASH STOLEN IN SANDOWN BURGLARY

policetapePolice are today appealing for information after around £2000 in cash and a number of items of jewellery were stolen during a burglary in Sandown.
Two suspects are believed to have forced entry through a garage door before helping themselves to the cash and expensive jewellery in an office, including 48 sovereigns and a Hunter watch.
The incident took place at around 11.20pm on Tuesday at an address in Newport Road in Lake on the outskirts of Sandown.
The property owner, a 73-year-old man, chased the suspects to Sandown Airfield, but lost them in the vast grounds.
The first suspect is described as

  • White, a
  • ged 15 – 16 years old and of s
  • lim build, around
  • 5ft 7ins tall w
  • earing a dark blue or grey top with the hoody up and dark coloured trousers.

The second suspect, of similar appearance, is described as White, a

  • ged 15 – 16 years old with d
  • ark hair and of s
  • lim build, we
  • aring a royal blue and white horizontal striped top which had a grey hood and dark trousers. The suspect was also wearing
  • a light coloured scarf covering his face.
Anyone with information can contact DC Rhian Fairweather at Newport DCID by phoning 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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