Island Echo understands the individual stole a boat from the Keyhaven area on the mainland with the intention of leaving the UK by sailing to France, before soon running aground at Yarmouth.
The male is understood to have then stolen a Ford Transit van and proceeded to Broad Lane in Shalcombe, where he crashed into a number of vehicles on a driveway and attempted to gain entry to a house, but failed.
The van was found a short distance away in Brighstone Forest off Lynch Lane.
Now, another incident has occurred but this time in Cowes – thought to involve the same wanted male. It’s currently unclear how he has got from Brighstone to Cowes.
At just before 21:00, an unidentified person entered a family home on Albert Road in Gurnard and stole a bunch of keys before making off in a car parked on the driveway. Neighbours were alerted to the commotion when the vehicle reserved up the road at speed.
The white Fiat Punto has since been located parked outside a house on Place Road, opposite The Range. It’s thought the man has attempted to make entry to yet another property.
A number of Police vehicles are present in the Cowes area tonight and the Punto is to be seized.
The wanted individual is described as white, early 30s, around 5’10”, clean shaven and of medium build, according to sources.
The advice being given is not to approach the man but to call Police immediately on 999.
UPDATE @ 22:30 – It is understood that an arrest has taken place and 1 male is now in custody at Newport Police Station.
The stolen Fiat has been recovered from the scene for forensic analysis.
Hampshire Constabulary has been approached for a statement.
UPDATE SUNDAY – A 30-year-old man from Dorset has been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences, Police have confirmed.