POLICE are appealing for information after thieves stole power tools during an evening raid on a property near Blandford.

It is alleged that burglars broke into a property at Milton Abbas between 7pm and 9pm on Thursday, October 22.

The stolen items included a Makita plunge saw, drill, reciprocating saw, jig saw, chainsaw, multi tool, batteries and charger.

A number of the items were marked with the initials ‘MC,' police say.

Police Constable David Rudenko, of Blandford police, said: “We are continuing to make enquiries into this burglary and I am appealing for anyone with information that might assist our investigation to please come forward.

“I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who has come across items matching the descriptions given above being offered for sale locally in unusual circumstances.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200159639.