LOCAL NEWS: Spate of burglaries in Talbot Woods has possible links to cold callers


Police have discovered a possible connection between a series of burglaries in Talbot Woods, Bournemouth, and visits by cold callers to houses in the area. 

Four break-ins have so far been reported at addresses in Dulsie Road, Alyth Road and Roslin Road South, all occurring between Wednesday 16 September and Monday 21 September 2020. The thieves took, among other items, cash, watches and jewellery. 

While investigating the incidents, detectives noted a possible connection with cold callers, who had visited each of the properties prior to the break-ins. Two of the potential suspects are described as white, aged between 30 and 60, and of stocky builds. 

A third man, who may also be connected is reported to be in his 30s, pale white skin, around five feet ten inches tall and skinny. He was wearing a black baseball cap, dark skinny jeans, a dark-coloured, shiny windbreaker jacket, a disposable blue face covering, black leather gloves and Nike VaporMax trainers. 

Detective Sergeant Karen Penn, of Dorset Police’s Priority Crime Team, said: “I would like to reassure residents that a thorough investigation is underway into each of these reported burglaries.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area over the past week or who may have captured relevant dashcam or home CCTV footage to please get in touch.

“I would also urge anyone else in the Talbot Wood area who has been approached by cold callers matching the description given to please contact Dorset Police as you may have important information to assist my enquiries.”

If you have any information that might help the police with their investigation, please contact Dorset Police via their website, by email or by calling 101 and quoting incident number 22:147. To report information anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit their website.


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