MORE than £1,000 worth of tools has been stolen in the latest burglary at a Winchester building site.

Burglars broke into the site in Burma Road between 3.30pm on Friday, November 16, and 9am this morning (Nov 19).

It is the fifth time the site has been raided since October 2012. The thieves entered a partially built tower block and forced open a metal trunk.

The stolen items are a Nielsen socket set worth £75, a Stanley socket set worth £95, a Hilti hammer drill worth £650, a Bosch hammer worth £150-£200 and a Hitachi cordless drill worth £150.

The site is for new University of Winchester accommodation and is surrounded by a 6ft metal fence.

PC Glen Willis-long, said: “Many of the stolen tools belonged to individual workmen. The owners have improved security by installing CCTV and we are currently looking at the footage. The offenders put themselves at risk by entering the partially built tower block.

“The site is in a well populated area with the main Royal Hampshire County Hospital car park only about 30 seconds away. It is situated on a main walk way for students at Winchester University. There is a chance someone may have witnessed something that could assist us.”

Anyone with any information should contact PC Willis-Long at North Walls Police Station on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.