Warning as burglars strike island homes

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A WARNING has been issued to residents after a spate of burglaries.

Police on Hayling Island are warning people to be vigilant after seven properties were targeted.

Two homes were targeted in St Peter’s Road, Northney, in what is believed to be a linked crime on September 3.

Officers think burglars were in the area monitoring people’s movements and struck when the residents left.

Then between September 1 and 14 two non-homes were targeted in Havant Road and Islance Close.

A pedal cycle and tools were stolen from a shed and garage.

Three non-dwelling burglaries were carried out, with bikes stolen from garages and sheds in Fathoms Reach and Sea Front.

Those crimes are not thought to be linked, police have said.

Sgt Steve Phillips, from Hayling Island Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: ‘The message from Hampshire Constabulary is please make sure you secure your property, especially when you are going out and ensure you have the best security you can for valuable items.

‘Be vigilant for suspicious activity in your area and report it to police on either 101 or 999 depending on if it is an emergency.