Police Warning After String Of Burglaries

Detectives in Dorset are investigating a series of burglaries in the Dorchester, Wareham and Blandford areas – with officers urging members of the public to report any suspicious vehicles they may see in their neighbourhoods.

Over the last two weeks, a total of 16 burglaries have been reported in the areas of Wool, Bere Regis, Wareham town centre, Milborne St. Andrew, Blandford St Mary, Puddletown, Broadmayne, and Corfe Castle.

It looks as though all of them were just off main roads like the A35, A351, A352 and A354.

Detective Sergeant Paul Auger, of county division CID, said:

“It appears that the offenders are targeting properties that are along the main routes throughout Dorset.

“I am urging the public to be vigilant. If you see anything suspicious or, more specifically, a suspicious vehicle in your area please call us immediately.

“The more information you can provide us with, the better the chances are of us catching the offender.

“I would also like to remind members of the public that we can call take action to reduce the chance of becoming a victim of burglary.

“Simple measures such as locking all windows and doors when leaving the house vacant, ensuring that valuables
are never left on display, and setting alarms wherever possible, can help to keep burglars out.

“Burglary rates tend to rise in the lead up to Christmas and I would urge the public to assist us in our efforts to
bring those responsible to justice.”

If a crime is taking place please dial 999 and report it immediately. The public can also contact Dorset Police on 01202 or 01305 22 22 22, or they can call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.