A MAN stole £1,500 worth of garden machinery from a store in the Bournemouth area.

The theft took place at Longham Garden Machinery on Ringwood Road.

A man stole two items of machinery from the store at around 3.35pm on Thursday, July 18.

He was seen to leave the area in a silver BMW.

Dorset Police officers investigating the theft have now released CCTV images of a suspect.

Anyone who recognises the man pictured is asked to contact the force via its 101 channels.

Police Constable Kelly Cole, of Bournemouth police, said: “We have made a number of enquiries into this incident and I have obtained CCTV images of the suspect.

“I would urge anyone with information about his identity to contact Dorset Police.”

Visit www.dorset.police.uk, email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting the number 55190110804.