POLICE are searching for a man who was disturbed as he broke into a property in Ferndown last week.

Officers were called to the property in Dudsbury Road, close to the junction with Ringwood Road, on Friday, November 10.

The burglar was disturbed while in the house at around 1.45pm.

The offender is described as six feet tall, well built and aged between his 20s and early 30s.

He has a round face and was wearing a navy blue tracksuit top with the hood up and matching navy blue elasticated tracksuit bottoms.

He ran off in the direction of Dorset Avenue.

Anyone in the area at the time who saw a man matching the description, or those with any information, should call police on 101 quoting occurrence 55170175746.