A WALLET and phone were stolen after a car was broken into in Bournemouth.

Police received reports that a Mercedes Sprinter panel van in Wellington Road had been targeted sometime between 9.30pm on November 2 and 6.55am on November 3.

Offenders smashed the front window of the vehicle and a wallet and iPhone 7 plus was stolen.

The victim subsequently informed Dorset Police that his credit card was used at a nearby store.

An investigation is underway, including CCTV enquiries. No arrests have been made.

A Dorset Police spokesperson said: “Dorset Police would like to remind members of the public not to leave valuables in their vehicles, even if they are hidden from view.”

Further crime prevention advice can be found at dorset.police.uk.