A NUMBER of garages that were broken into in Christchurch were targeted in blocks, police said.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a spate of break-ins at garages in Chantry Close, Oakwood Road and Latimers Close between the evening of Friday, November 26 and the morning of Saturday, November 27. 

Detective Constable Christian Bryant, of the Priority Crime Team, said: “Many of the garages that were targeted are in blocks and we believe that the offender or offenders tried to gain entry to multiple garages during this time frame.

“I am appealing to anyone who saw or heard any suspicious activity in the area between the relevant times to please contact Dorset Police.

“I would also ask residents to check their home CCTV systems and get in touch if they have footage that may be useful to my investigation.

“Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team will be carrying out their regular patrols over the coming days and can be approached with any concerns.”

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210191054. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.