Security warning after thieves strike eight times in three days in Fareham

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EIGHT burglaries took place across three days in Fareham, prompting police to warn residents to be security-conscious.

The spate of burglaries began on December 4, in Hill Park Road, Fareham, where thieves took jewellery and cameras while the occupants were out.

Another unoccupied house in Thames Drive, Fareham, was also burgled on the same day, between 4pm and 8pm. with thieves making off with £1,000 and jewellery.

On the same day, between 6pm and 11pm, two rings were taken from a house in John Bunyan Close, in Whiteley.

The next day, thieves targeted three homes in Newtown Road, Warsash.

They stole jewellery between 3pm and 7pm at the first address, a gold watch and a gold chain between 3pm and 10pm at the second house and then they forced their way into a shed and tried to get into another property between 3pm and 10pm.

A window was smashed but nothing taken at a house in Curlew Drive, Portchester, between 6.30pm and 7.30pm on December 6.

There was also an unsuccessful attempt to break into a property at Hill Croft, Fareham, between 3pm and 11am on December 6.

Police said they were investigating the incidents. Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

A spokesman reminded residents to keep windows and doors shut and locked, as well as making sure valuables are out of sight.