Farnborough residents are being urged to be vigilant following a spate of burglaries in the town.

In the past two weeks, 10 homes have been broken into with small electrical items and jewellery being targeted.

  • On Wednesday January 22, between 6.30pm and 6.40pm, a man was challenged by a Ringwood Road homeowner as he tried to steal a television.
  • On Thursday January 23, between 8.50am and 12.40pm, a diamond ring was stolen from a house in Prince Charles Crescent and, on the same day between 3.40pm and 11.10pm, entry was forced to a home in Tower Hill and jewellery and cash were stolen.
  • On Friday January 24, between 1.30pm and 7.20pm, entry was forced to a home in Ashley Road but nothing was taken.
  • On Sunday January 26, between 4.50pm and 5.40pm, jewellery, two Dell laptops and a netbook were stolen from a home in Trunk Road.
  • On Monday January 27, between 1pm and 7pm, a safe containing paperwork was stolen from a house in Prince Charles Crescent while the occupant was working in the garden and, on the same day between 7pm and 7.50pm, two men were disturbed an a home in Marrowbrook Lane. Two men left the property in a dark coloured 4x4 car in the direction of Farnborough Airport.
  • On Wednesday January 29, between 1.40pm and 2.50pm, a Samsung tablet was stolen from a house in Alexandra Road. Between 3pm on Friday January 31 and 1pm on Saturday February 1, a house in Woburn Avenue was broken into.

The first suspect from the Marrowbrook Lane incident was described as a white man, around 5ft 9in tall, of muscular build and with short black and grey hair.

He had brown eyes, black and grey stubble and was wearing a tight fitted black jacket and army-style boots.

The second suspect was described as a white man, shorter than the other man, of muscular build and around 30-years-old. He was wearing a black jacket and a black hat.

Inspector Olga Venner said: "Residents may have noticed an increased police presence over the past few days as the Farnborough Safer Neighbourhoods team has been joined by specialist units to run an operation to combat the current issue of burglaries in the town.

"If you do see anything suspicious, such as someone going around the back of your neighbour's house who you think shouldn't be there, call us immediately as you may be helping us to prevent further crime.

"We are specifically interested in any sightings of a dark coloured 4x4 in suspicious circumstances, along with a light coloured estate vehicle."