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Man arrested in connection with Southampton attempted burglary in 2020

We have arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with an attempted house burglary in Southampton in 2020.


Officers have been carrying out new DNA analysis from the scene of the offence, which led to the arrest of the man yesterday morning (Thursday 18 April) in Bitterne.


The arrest relates to an incident on Victoria Road in Woolston sometime between October 18 2020 and October 20 2020. The window of a house was smashed in what we believe was an attempt to gain entry to the property. Nothing was taken and no-one was injured during the incident.  


The man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and has since been released from police custody on conditional bail to allow for further enquiries to take place.


Our investigation into this incident remains ongoing and we hope that this update demonstrates how we won't stop trying to get justice for victims of crime, no matter when the offence took place. 



We would like to take this opportunity to remind you to please report any suspicious activity in your neighbourhood to police. If you are going away, particularly as the weather begins to get warmer, please bear the following tips in mind to help keep your home and belongings safe while you’re not there:


Here are five tips to help you keep your home and belongings stay safe while you’re away:


  • If you’re off on holiday and wish to post anything on social media, make sure your posts aren’t public and that they’re only seen by your friends

  • Leave lights and a radio on a timer to make the property appear occupied

  • Get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property or join a Neighbourhood or resident Watch Scheme

  • Consider asking your neighbours to close curtains after dark and to park on your drive

  • Remember to cancel any deliveries. 


  • For further advice on how to help protect your property please visit: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/protect-home-crime/keep-burglars-out-property/


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