A man has been charged in relation to a burglary incident in Hythe
It’s alleged that on 4 July this year, a man entered a house on Hollybank Crescent and stole jewellery including a gold necklace, pendants, earrings and rings belonging to a woman in her 80s.
This followed a leaflet drop in the area that morning which advertised the offer of cash in exchange for jewellery, antiques, medals and watches.
Following enquiries, John Reginald Dagnell, aged 53, formerly of Salisbury Road in Portsmouth, was charged with the following:
Acquiring criminal property – relating to cash seized by police
Using threatening/abusive words or behaviour with intent to cause fear of violence at the Eastern Police Investigation Centre on 7 July.
He was remanded in custody to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court yesterday (8 July).
At the hearing, he was remanded further and will appear at Portsmouth Crown Court on 8 August.
Police encourage people to read the following page on our website for advice and information on doorstep crime and distraction burglary: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/police-forces/hampshire-constabulary/areas/campaigns/2018/doorstep-criminals/
If you have any elderly neighbours, friends or relatives, please share this advice with them.
Anyone affected by this crime type is encouraged to report this to police on 101, or via the online reporting tool on our website: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/