POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a slushy drinks machine, cash and a shed were stolen across two days in Poole.

Officers investigating the commercial burglaries are appealing for witnesses and urged businesses in the area to remain vigilant.

On the night of Wednesday, July 24, a catering van was broken into at the Canford Park Arena. Cash was stolen as well as stock and a catering-sized slushy drinks machine.

The following day at around 11.30pm, a shed was stolen from the Canford Magna Garden Centre. It is believed to have been loaded onto a vehicle by the offenders before they made off.

PC Phil Prentice, of Poole police, said: “We are carrying out investigations into these incidents and I am appealing to anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area, particularly involving large vehicles, at the relevant times to please contact me.

“I would also urge businesses in the Magna Road area to take the time to review their security measures and do all they can to help protect their property from thieves.”

For crime prevention advice visit dorset.police.uk/help-advice-crime-prevention/home-property-belongings/business-engagement/.

Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to contact Dorset Police at dorset.police.uk, by emailing 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190116486. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.