A CAR, tools and clothing were taken in a series of raids at properties in Poole.
Police are appealing for information after incidents overnight between Thursday, June 1 and the following morning.
Some time between 9pm on Thursday, June 1, and 7.15am on Friday, June 2, a burglary occurred at an address in Seaview Road.
A grey Vauxhall Corsa was stolen, as well as keys and clothing.
It is reported that between 4.30am and 5.30am the following morning (June 2), entry was gained to Barbers Box on Ashley Road and tools were stolen.
A further incident was reported at around 5.15am when a man broke into a van, which was parked in Churchill Road and stole a Makita radio, as well as items of clothing and an iPhone charger.
The owner of the vehicle disturbed the offender, before he left in the grey Vauxhall Corsa.
The offender is described as white, aged in his mid to late 40s, with short grey or white hair and was wearing a grey tracksuit.
PC Aimi Cowden, of Dorset Police, said: “Due to the close proximity of the incidents and the vehicle believed to be involved, I am treating these crimes as linked.
“I am carrying out enquiries into the incidents and would ask anyone who saw or heard suspicious activity in the areas to please get in touch.
“Also, I am appealing to the public to please check their dashcams and home CCTV systems in the vicinity during the relevant timeframe for any footage captured that may help my investigation.”
Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230084827. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.