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Thousands of cigarettes stolen in Southsea by man in distinctive clothing

Alert message sent 29/10/2020 13:26:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

We’re appealing for witnesses after more than £2,000 worth of cigarettes were stolen from the Green Road Service Station in Southsea.

This happened at around 6.30am on Friday 23 October.

We’ve been provided with a very detailed description of the man responsible, so please read closely and let us know if you know this person, or saw him in the area.

The man was described as:
  • White
  • Medium build
  • Slightly overweight
  • Wearing a dark green waterproof coat which came down to his waist and was not zipped up. The hood was up.
  • Wearing light grey jeans, which were dirty and grubby, with a tan belt
  • Wearing a stripy blue top
  • Black face mask
  • White glove on his left hand, black glove on his right hand
  • Black shoes
  • Had a bag with him, described as a black ‘man bag’
In addition to this, he was said to be carrying a single children’s duvet cover which was blue and yellow in colour with characters from the TV programme Paw Patrol on it.

Do you know this person, or have you seen this person in the area?

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting 44200411708.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at
Message sent by
Jack Backwell (Police, Corporate Communications Officer, Hampshire Corporate Communications)

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