POLICE have issued a warning after five garage break-ins in the Poole area.
Officers are urging the public to remain vigilant and review their security set-up after five reported burglaries or attempted burglaries in the town between Tuesday, July 11, and Saturday, July 22, in the Parkstone, Canford Cliffs and Branksome areas.
On at least three occasions bicycles have been stolen from the garages, police said.
Detective Inspector Jon Sainsbury, of the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Neighbourhood Enforcement Team (NET), said: “We are continuing to explore a number of investigative opportunities around these burglaries, including reviewing CCTV footage and attempting to trace the bikes that have been reported stolen.
“I would like to take this opportunity to urge residents to make sure they leave their garages secure at all times, so they are not an easy target for offenders, and to consider additional security such as home CCTV systems and alarms.
“I would also encourage members of the public who witness any suspicious activity to please report it to Dorset Police.”
Anyone with information about the break-ins should contact Dorset Police via www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230109882. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.