A MAN repeatedly stole items from the front garden of a property in Christchurch.

Between Friday, August 11 and Tuesday, August 29, the man took the items from the garden in Mudeford Quay.

Police officers investigating the series of thefts have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the thefts.

Police community support investigator Jared Sharman, of Bournemouth Police, said: “These incidents have caused a great deal of distress to local residents, some of whom are vulnerable.

“After making enquiries, I have now obtained CCTV images of a man I would like to identify.

“I would ask anyone who recognises him to please contact Dorset Police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55230139077.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.