Advice to public following two burglaries in Purbeck

22 June 2018
Detectives are urging members of the public to be vigilant following two high-value car burglaries in the Purbeck area.

Two residential burglaries occurred overnight between Monday 18 June and Tuesday 19 June 2018 in Wareham and Swanage.

Offenders gained entry and a set of car keys was stolen from each property. The vehicles, a Volkswagen Golf and an Audi S4, were taken from nearby to the properties.

Detective Inspector Neil Wright, of the Priority Crime Team, said: “While we have only had a small number of incidents in Dorset, we would like to remind members of the public to remain vigilant.

“Consider keeping your car keys in a safe when you are at home. For further crime prevention advice, please visit

“We are carrying out detailed enquiries into each of the incidents and I would urge anyone with information to contact police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email, or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55180094192. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via

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