RESIDENTS are being warned following a number of incidents where men tried to open home door handles at night. 

A number of home CCTV cameras captured the men in the early hours of Sunday morning, September 5, attempting to open the doors to properties in Ferndown. 

A man was caught on CCTV trying the door handle of a property on Wimborne Road East in Ferndown at 1.10am on Sunday, September 5. 

The man was wearing a hooded zip up jacket and when he noticed the doorbell camera at the property, which captured him, he tried to cover it with his hand before quickly leaving. 

The police then received a report at 11.27pm on Sunday, that two men in their early 20s were both seen trying door handles in Pinehurst Road. 

Both men were in light coloured, possibly grey tracksuits when they were seen on CCTV.

Dorset Police are asking residents to check their home CCTV cameras following a number of incidents where men tried to open the doors to homes. 

PCSO Adam Fitzwalter said: “I am appealing to residents to please check your home CCTV cameras if you live in or near to these roads at the times mentioned to see whether you may have captured any images of these males. We would like to establish their identity.

“Fortunately, the doors to the homes we know they have been to have been locked and they have walked away. 

“Please review your home security regularly, and if you require any advice on home security visit

“Please contact or telephone 101 with any information you have that may assist us with our enquiries. Thank you.”