A spate of burglaries have recently been committed during the day, mainly in the afternoon, in the East Dorset area, particularly around St Leonards, St Ives, Ferndown, Ringwood and West Moors. These incidents are believed to be connected.
Properties are mostly large detached houses in spacious grounds, which are situated close to main roads. These involve tidy searches with the offenders looking for jewellery and expensive items where the occupants have been away or elderly and staying in care homes.
Are you an owner of a similar property or do you know of such similar properties/vulnerable persons?
It is suspected that offenders are using a car and recently a White Audi A1, part registration –12 HYC, has been seen in suspicious circumstances at a recent burglary.
Another car that may be involved is a Red Ford Galaxy, part registration S—TBA.
Dorset Police are very interested in sightings of these vehicles. If you see a person or vehicle acting suspiciously then please dial 999 immediately, noting any descriptions, vehicle details and direction of travel.
We strongly recommend your property has the appearance of being occupied. Leave a vehicle in the drive where possible and ask trusted friends and family to check your property regularly.