Police hunt man over shed raids in Brockenhurst and Beaulieu
TWO mountain bikes were stolen when a New Forest shed was raided for a second time in just over a week.
Police have released images of a man they want to find in connection with the break-ins and two others which recently took place in the district.
Entry was first forced to the outbuilding in Vinneys Close, Brockenhurst, around 6.15am on 17th May, but nothing was taken on that occasion.
However, it was again targeted last Monday night, when the raider escaped with the bicycles.
Two sheds were also broken into in Furzey Lane, Beaulieu, around 9.15am last Wednesday, but again nothing was reported to have been stolen.
People are urged to come forward if they can help identify the man who was photographed acting suspiciously by a neighbour around the time of the Beaulieu incident.
He is described as white, 5ft 8in tall, stocky build, and he reportedly speaks with an Eastern European accent and was seen wearing a bum bag.
A police spokesperson said: “As this man was seen near the scene, we are looking to identify him to help us with our enquiries. Do you know him?”
Those with information should contact Hampshire officers on 101, quoting crime reference number 44210193126, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.