A SERIES of raids in a prestigious area may have been carried out by cold callers who visited the properties earlier, said police.

Detectives have appealed for information from the public after cash, jewellery and watches were stolen in four raids in the Talbot Woods area of Bournemouth.

The burglaries took place in addresses in Dulsie Road, Alyth Road and Roslin Road South between September 16 and 21.

On each occasion the occupants of the properties had been visited by male cold callers.

Two of the men are described as white, aged between 30 and 60 years old and of stocky build.

A third man is described as white with pale skin, aged in his 30s, approximately five feet ten inches tall and of skinny build. He was wearing a black baseball cap, dark skinny jeans, a dark-coloured shiny windbreaker jacket, a disposable blue face covering, black leather gloves and Nike VaporMax trainers.

Detective Sergeant Karen Penn, of Dorset Police’s Priority Crime Team, said: “I would like to reassure residents that a thorough investigation is underway into each of these reported burglaries.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area over the past week or who may have captured relevant dashcam or home CCTV footage to please get in touch.

“I would also urge anyone else in the Talbot Woods area who has been approached by cold callers matching the description given to please contact Dorset Police as you may have important information to assist my enquiries.”

Information to Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 22:147 or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.