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Spate Of Dorset Burglaries Could Be Linked


8:24am 7th December 2014

Dorset Police have told Wessex FM they're keeping an open mind as to whether a series of burglaries in North and West Dorset are linked.

6 properties have been broken into in the last month.

The thieves are getting in by smashing windows or doors and are stealing jewellery, cash and electrical items.

The latest burglary happened in Thornford on Tuesday.

Police Sergeant Neil Wood, of Dorchester police, said: "We are keeping an open mind as to whether these crimes are linked.

"I am appealing to anyone with information about who may be responsible for these crimes to contact me urgently.
"All calls will be dealt with in strict confidence.

"I would also urge residents to take some simple crime preventions steps to avoid being a victim of burglary. Don't make it easy for someone to target your property."

Dorset Police has issued the following advice to homeowners:

- Ensure that all windows and doors are closed and securely locked;
- Secure any rear and side entrances to your property;
- Fit a security alarm to your home, shed and outhouses and use it;
- Do not leave valuable items on view near doors and windows;
- Keep an eye out for vulnerable and elderly neighbours;
- Join local Neighbourhood Watch Schemes and if you see anything suspicious report it.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 2:385. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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