CCTV appeal launched in town after nine garage break-ins in nine days 

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Police in Hedge End are investigating a spate of garage break-ins which have happened over the last two weeks. 

A total of nine garages break ins have been reported between Saturday, August 25 and Monday, September 3 - all of which happened overnight. 

Do you recognise this man? Police would like to speak to him as part of their investigation. Picture: Hampshire Costabulary

Do you recognise this man? Police would like to speak to him as part of their investigation. Picture: Hampshire Costabulary

In the majority of the cases damage has been caused to the lock mechanism of the garage and power tools and bikes have been stolen.

The incidents have happened at proprerties in Missenden Acres, Walker Gardens, Stirling Crescent, Elliot Rise and Drummond Road. 

Officers investigating a garage break-in at a property in Walker Gardens in the early hours of August 25 have issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to.

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PC Catherine Manns said: ‘We would like to speak to this man as we believe he may have some information which could help with our investigation.

‘We’d also like to hear from anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area in the early hours of the morning, or any strange vehicles seen in the neighbourhood.’

She added: ‘I would also like to take this opportunity to remind residents to make sure that all garages and outbuildings are secure at all times.

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‘I’d also advise residents to mark their valuables, such as tools and bikes, by using a property or police approved forensic marking solution, as this will help to deter to thieves.’

If you have any information, please contact us on 101, quoting reference number 44180322751.

In an emergency, call 999.