EQUIPMENT worth more than £45,000 has been stolen from businesses in Warsash and Titchfield.
Police are warning businesses working in the agricultural and arboricultural industry to be alert following two overnight burglaries this week.
Sometime after 5.30pm on Tuesday, November 11, trailer-based wood chippers and a number of chainsaws were stolen after thieves broke into commercial premises in Greenaway Lane, in Warsash, and Funtley Lane, in Titchfield.
The stolen equipment and tools were worth over £45,000 in combined value.
Local Safer Neighbourhoods officer, PC Jim Heath, said: ‘Please can all local businesses and trade persons remain vigilant and make sure they have security in place on sites where they store plant equipment and tools.
‘I would ask anyone who has been offered this type of equipment for sale, or saw anyone acting suspiciously in those areas to contact Fareham Police Station on 101 quoting 44140406778 and 44140406980.’