Man arrested over armed raid on woman's home
A MAN has been arrested after knife-wielding raiders forced their way into a woman’s home in Fawley.
The breakthrough came as police investigated the burglary in which the 34-year-old victim was made to hand over a phone, a bank card and keys.
She was targeted by a gang of intruders at her Fry Close address on the night of Sunday 21st March.
As reported in the A&T, a teenage girl had knocked on her door around 11.10pm, and when the victim answered, two masked men stormed in and threatened her at knifepoint.
Having demanded money, the offenders fled with possessions the victim handed over, which included a Samsung Galaxy Note 20 mobile phone. She was uninjured.
Officers have since detained a 32-year-old man from Blackfield on suspicion of aggravated burglary and two counts of theft from a shop.
The shop theft allegations relate to £16 of gammon steaks stolen from a Tesco Express store in Blackfield on 10th April, and theft from Holbury Co-op on 24th February.
The suspect was released under investigation pending further enquiries.
Anyone with information should contact the Hampshire force on 101, quoting crime reference number 44210106377, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.