BURGLARS raided a car which had been parked in a secure garage last week, police say.

The thieves broke into a garage in Tower Road, Branksome Park sometime between midnight and 8.20am on Wednesday, January 22.

After forcing the door of the outbuilding up, they smashed the window of a vehicle left inside and stole a number of items.

A garage in Cliff Drive, Canford Cliffs was also raided between 6pm on Tuesday, January 21 and 7am the following day.

Expensive Makita and Dewalt power tools were stolen.

On the same Wednesday, a purse and bank cards were stolen from a vehicle parked on a driveway in Western Road, Branksome Park.

The vehicle had been left unlocked.

Anyone with information about any of the incidents should contact police via dorset.police.uk or by calling 101.