AN appeal is under way to identify a black motorcycle spotted at the scene of a string of burglaries.

Detectives believe the “sporty” bike could hold the key to finding thieves who have targeted properties in Ashurst, West End, North Baddesley and Ampfield.

It comes after a similar motorbike was seen in the driveway of a home in Winchester Road in Ampfield as the burglar alarm was sounding.

Stolen items include designer label anklets, cuff links, pendants, rings and wrist watches worth a total of £3,000.

The incident took place on November 24.

Contact DC Ashe at Eastleigh CID on 101.