£60,000 worth of jewellery stolen in spree of burglaries 

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Tens of thousands of pounds worth of jewellery has been stolen in a spree of burglaries. 

In each of the three crimes, which have taken places over the past month, entry was gained to the properties by smashing the bottom panels of doors.

Do you recognise this man? Picture: Hampshire Constabulary

Do you recognise this man? Picture: Hampshire Constabulary

The main bedrooms were searched and jewellery totalling over £60,000 was taken along with cash.

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Police are linking the three burglaries and have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with these incidents and a motorcycle he may have been using.

The burglaries took place as follows:

- Botley Road, Fair Oak between 11.09am and 11.25am on Monday 29 October

- Botley Road, Horton Heath between midnight on Saturday 6 October and 8am on Saturday 20 October

- Grange Road, Hedge End between 10.30am and 10.40am pm on Friday 12 October

An attempted burglary also took place at the same Grange Road address between 11.55am and 12.05pm on Monday 29 October.

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The man is described as follows:

- 5ft 10ins to 6ft tall

- Wearing black, loose fitting trousers, a black sweatshirt witout a hood, black gloves and black trainers with white soles

- Using a white and black patterned helmet with a purple visor

- Carrying a black and red bag

For crime prevention advice: Please go to https://www.hampshire.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/.

If you have any information about this incident or have been offered jewellery for sale in unusual circumstances, please call 101 quoting crime reference number 44180406349.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

In an emergency, call 999.