A house on Highfield Crescent was robbed last night after the burglar smashed the front downstairs window with a concrete block.
The burglar broke the window around 8:05pm. They then reached in and grabbed a Macbook Pro, worth around £1000. The victim, an 18-year-old woman, was in the kitchen when she heard the noise, but by the time she got to the downstairs bedroom, the burglar had fled.
Police are advising homeowners to try and keep valuable items such as laptops out of view when you are not in the room with them to deter any opportunist thieves. They also suggest registering items for free on www.imobilise.com, which the police check when they recover stolen items.
Any witnesses or those with information about the crime are asked to call Detective Constable Martin Timmis at Bitterne Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.