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policenightOfficers from Hampshire Constabulary are today investigating a series of attempted burglaries in the Sandown and Shanklin areas.

Shortly before midnight last night (Monday), witnesses reported seeing would-be burglars attempting to gain unlawful access to a flat in Sandown High Street. Police raced to the scene before carrying out a search of the area and gathering evidence from the scene. Thankfully, the suspects did not gain access to the flat.

policetapeAround an hour later, thieves attempted to steal a motorcycle from outside another property in the town. Island Echo understands two suspects were apprehended by the owner of the vehicle, however they managed to escape leaving the motorcycle behind.

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Hampshire Constabulary’s Dog Support Unit attempted to trace a scent and locate the suspects, however the scent was lost near to Los Altos Park.

Police believe the first incident could be linked to a similar incident in nearby Shanklin, when someone smashed a window to a property in Regent Street just after 03:00 this morning. One person was seen nearby wearing a blue hooded top.

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact CID at Newport Police Station by phoning 101. 

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