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Hampshire Constabulary has released CCTV stills in a bid to snare the offenders, after their spree in Hursley and Bishop's Waltham on Wednesday, January 26

The first incident took place at an address in Hoe Road, Bishop's Waltham between 1.35am and 1.45am.

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Three men were captured on CCTV trying car door handles before walking down the side of the property, while looking over fences and into windows. The group then continued into the back garden where they entered a small outbuilding.

Hampshire Chronicle: Hampshire Constabulary release CCTV of Bishop's Waltham attempted garage break ins

The second incident took place between 5am and 5.10am in Collins Lane, Hursley. Two men were captured on CCTV trying garage doors, opening one that had been left unlocked.

The third incident took place between 7.17pm and 7.20pm in Gunners Mews, Bishop's Waltham. Four men wearing hoods and masks were captured on CCTV going into an underground car park, looking into the windows of peoples properties and garages.

Nothing was stolen in any of these incidents.

A police spokesman said: "We are treating the three incidents as being linked.

"We know the images aren’t great but officers are keen to speak to these men.

"Do you recognise them? Perhaps you recognise their clothing?


"If you recognise the men in the CCTV images or have any information or privately owned CCTV that may assist our investigation, please call us on 101 quoting 44220035434."

People are also being encouraged to report similar incidents so police can build up a bigger picture of the areas being targeted and when.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police also reminded people to protect their outbuildings by using good padlocks, keeping them locked, fitting alarm systems, securing bikes, and keeping valuable items covered.

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