Appeal for witnesses and CCTV following breaks to garages in Christchurch

Alert message sent 29/11/2021 15:53:00

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Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a number of breaks to garages in Christchurch.  

A total of 15 reports have been made to the Force that garages in Chantry Close, Oakwood Road and Latimers Close were broken into overnight between the evening of Friday 26 November and the morning of Saturday 27 November 2021. 

In some incidents the locks of the garages, most of which are located in blocks, were forced and entry was gained. Enquiries are underway to establish whether anything has been stolen.

Detective Constable Christian Bryant, of the Priority Crime Team, said: “Many of the garages that were targeted are in blocks and we believe that the offender or offenders tried to gain entry to multiple garages during this time frame.

“I am appealing to anyone who saw or heard any suspicious activity in the area between the relevant times to please contact Dorset Police.

“I would also ask residents to check their home CCTV systems and get in touch if they have footage that may be useful to my investigation.

“Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team will be carrying out their regular patrols over the coming days and can be approached with any concerns.”

For more information on how to protect your property, please visit: https://www.dorset.police.uk/help-advice-crime-prevention/home-property/protect-your-home/

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210191054. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.
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