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Officers in Portland are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following a burglary at a building site on the island.
The incident, in which a number of properties under construction were broken into, happened at around 7.30pm on Thursday 18 October on Castle Road.
At this time it is unknown what was taken in the burglary, but the offenders caused extensive damage to the outside of the premises they entered, which is estimated will cost thousands of pounds to repair.
Police Constable Richard White, of Weymouth police, said:
"I am appealing for anyone who may have seen this incident take place, or may have information regarding those involved to contact police as soon as possible.
"This callous crime has caused an untold amount of disruption to the building firm working on the site.
"They have not only had to foot the bill to repair the damage, but have also had to pay for security to guard the site until March..
"I urge anyone with information to call Dorset Police on the non-emergency number 101."
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 18:414. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.