Shaftesbury Police Issue Warning After Homes And Spar Shop Burgled

You’re being advised to make sure that your home is properly secured this Christmas. The warning from Dorset Police follows a spate of burglaries in our town.

Police tell ThisIsAlfred that three of the offences have occurred during the night at residential properties. During the early hours of Saturday 14th December, car keys and two laptops were stolen from a home in Wincombe Lane. The victim’s bank card was also taken and used to withdraw £250 in cash.

Shaftesbury Police Station

At 3.50pm on Sunday the Spar store in Mampitts Lane was burgled. Keys were stolen from a storage area.

Then, just before 10pm on Sunday night, an intruder entered a property in Ivy Crofts Road but was chased out of the premises when challenged by the occupants. It is not believed anything was stolen.

Just after 7am this morning, police received a report of a burglary at an address in Gower Road. It was reported that someone had entered the property on Sunday night and Christmas presents were taken from under the tree.

Officers have also received reports of a man seen trying car and house doors in the area.

Inspector Simon Perry of North Dorset Police said: “I am appealing for anyone with information about any of these offences to please contact us. In particular, I would urge people with home CCTV systems to check their footage around the relevant times and locations of the offences reported to us.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to remind residents in the area to make sure all their doors are properly secured at night, so they do not make their homes easy targets for thieves.”