TWO garages were broken into in Downlands Close, Downton.

The incidents happened between Tuesday, December 19 December and Wednesday, December 20 December.

PC Jonathan Kilburn said: “In one of the burglaries a DeWalt cordless drill has been taken. If you have recently purchased a DeWalt drill and suspect it may have been stolen, we are keen to hear from you.

“We are also urging anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area at this time to come forward. Any information, as little as it may seem, could be vital in our investigations.”

Police have released the following security advice:

  • Never leave a garage or shed unlocked especially if it has a connecting door to the house
  • Make sure all doors are fitted with good quality locks and lock them
  • Register all serial numbers from electrical items, tools and garden equipment with - the free national property register
  • Mark items without serial numbers with an artificial DNA property marker on jewellery or other valuable items
  • Alway report any suspicious activity, note any vehicle registrations, descriptions of persons and direction of travel
  • Fit wire mesh to the inside of garden shed windows
  • Photograph valuable and unusual garden ornaments and keep these in a secure place

Anyone with information call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.