BURGLARS stole uniforms during a raid on a Southern Water premises in Waterside.

Now police have urged householders to be on their guard in case they are used by bogus callers.

Officers in Waterside and the New Forest have issued the warning.

A police statement said: " We ask that if anyone from Southern Water comes to the door you respectfully request ID.

"There is a potential for rogue traders and burglaries if company uniforms are being used by others."

The burglars also stole items of equipment.

Details of exactly where and when the raid took place have not been released.