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CCTV: Picture plea after spate of raids in Ringwood and Ashley Heath

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POLICE have made a public appeal after garages and shops were raided in Ringwood and Ashley Heath.

CCTV pictures have been released of two people officers want to find after bicycles and vape equipment were taken between Sunday night and Monday morning.

During an attempted burglary at a property on Ashley Close around 9pm on Sunday, two men were seen on CCTV trying to break into a garage. No entry was gained and nothing was stolen.

Police want to find this pair
Police want to find this pair

Later at around 11pm, two bikes – a dark Specialized Stumpjumper and a grey Trek Domane – were stolen from a garage on Parsonage Barn Lane.

A convenience store in Ashley Heath was also targeted at around 11.10pm, but nothing was stolen.

Then, at about 2.15am, the Vape Shop in Monmouth Court on Southampton Road was broken into where, after an untidy search, a number of vape units and liquids were stolen.

A spokesperson for Hampshire police said: "We appreciate that these aren’t the clearest pictures and that the two men have face coverings, but perhaps you recognise the distinctive clothing – with one man wearing a dark jumper with white writing down both sleeves.

"Were you in any of these areas at the time? Did you see anything or anyone acting suspiciously? Perhaps you have CCTV footage or dash-cam footage at the times of these incidents."

Those with information should call 101, quoting reference 44210498385, or online www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report

Officers are also reminding residents of crime prevention measures to help prevent becoming a victim of crime over the winter:

  • Use timer switches to switch on lights, radios while away from the home to make it look and sound occupied
  • Ensure you shut and lock windows and doors when you return home and settle down for the evening
  • Ensure padlocks are used on the side gates to deny access to the rear of the property.
  • Ensure outside lighting is in working order, to activate even when not at home.
  • Property mark belongings with your house number and postcode, keep a list of any makes, models and serial numbers.
  • Take photos of jewellery.
  • Register your items for free via the Immobilise website www.immobilise.com.

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