POLICE officers investigating burglaries of two Poole businesses believe one man was responsible for both crimes.

Investigations have been launched over the incidents at Cyclefix and Clearway Pools in Ashley Road, Parkstone.

Following CCTV enquiries and examinations of the crime scenes, officers are now appealing for the public's help.

A break-in occurred at around 5.10am on Wednesday, March 24, at Cyclefix in Ashley Road.

Glass in the front door was smashed to gain access but it is not believed anything was stolen from the premises.

The male offender is reported to have cycled away from the scene toward Branksome.

It is believed the same man may be responsible for a further break-in at Clearway Pools in Ashley Road that occurred between 9.30am on Tuesday, March 23, and 9.30am on Wednesday, March 24.

Entry was forced to the premises and a quantity of cash was stolen.

Police are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

PC Jade Harper, of Poole police, said: “We have been carrying out a number of enquiries into these incidents, including a review of CCTV footage in the area and examination of the crime scenes.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity around the relevant times or who has any information that might assist our enquiries to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police at dorset.police.uk, by emailing 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210046466.

Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.