Appeal after man seen jumping fence after Poole break-in

POLICE are hunting a man allegedly seen jumping over a fence after a property was broken into in Poole.

Officers were called to the scene, in Herbert Avenue, at 1.26pm on Saturday (June 1) after an alarm sounded.

“It was reported that a man was seen jumping over a fence and making off from the scene toward Rossmore Leisure Centre,” a Dorset Police spokesperson said.

“He is described as white with dark hair and a beard, and was wearing a woollen jumper and jeans.

“It was subsequently discovered that entry had been forced to the address, although it is not confirmed if anything has been stolen at this time.”

Officers attended and carried out a search of the area, but the offender was not located, they added.

Sergeant Sam Kinsella, of Poole police, said: “We are continuing to investigate this burglary and I am keen to hear from anyone with information that might assist our enquiries.

“This incident occurred on a busy road during the day and I would urge any witnesses, or any motorists who may have captured any relevant dashcam footage, to please contact us.

“I would also ask residents in the area with home CCTV or doorbell cameras to please review their footage for anything that might help our investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via, or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55240081997. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously online at or by calling 0800 555 111.

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