POLICE are investigating a spate of burglaries which have taken place across Winchester and Test Valley.

Homes on Springvale Road in Kings Worthy, and Wisley Road and Picket Twenty in Andover, were targeted yesterday (September 29). Clothing, cash, and video games are among the items stolen.

Officers are also investigating several other burglaries:

• A burglary at an address Orient drive, Harestock, at around 8.40pm on September 18. Cash and jewellery were reported stolen.

• Addresses on Sermon Road and Lynford Road, Winchester, were targeted on September 20, with cash and jewellery again being reported stolen.

• At around 4pm on September 21, it was reported that entry was gained to an address on Durley Street, Durly, and an untidy search carried out. Nothing was reported stolen.

• At around 9.40pm on September 23 a burglary was reported on Eastgate Street, Winchester, it is unclear at this time what has been stolen.

• Between 5pm on September 23, and 7.30am on September 24, a house on Teg Down Meads was targeted. A quantity of cash and jewellery were stolen.

• Between 7pm and 11pm on September 27 entry was gained to an address on Old Hillside Road. Cash and jewellery were reported stolen.

A police spokesperson said: “We are treating the burglaries as linked, and the offenders are reported to have made off in a silver hatchback car after each incident.

“We also believe these burglaries may be connected to two break ins that took place in Chandler’s Ford on the 15 September, during which jewellery was stolen. These incidents were on Ashbridge Rise and Winchester Road.

“Our investigation will also explore whether there have been any other incidents that could be connected.

“Members of the public have been reporting suspicious incidents in these areas to the police, and we continue to encourage people to report suspicious people or vehicles to us.

“In addition, we would encourage anyone who witnessed anything that could assist our investigation, or has dash cam or CCTV footage, to contact us.”

Anyone with any information should call 101 with reference 44210391694 or Op Potager. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Hampshire Constabulary has lots of crime prevention advice to help people to protect their homes and property on: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/residential-burglary.