A 31 year-old man has been arrested in connection with a series of burglaries reported at shops in and around Weymouth and Dorchester.

It is alleged that alcohol and tobacco were stolen during raids on local shops.

The first incident occurred at around 5.40am on Sunday October 25 2020 at Broadwey Village Stores on Dorchester Road in Weymouth, Dorset Police said.

The offenders allegedly gained entry by smashing a glass panel. Nothing was reported as stolen.

Then at 5.12am on Tuesday October 27 Dorset Police was alerted to an alarm activation at the Co-op store in Crossways.

A quantity of cigarettes was reportedly stolen.

The third incident occurred at 4.05am on Wednesday October 28 when offenders reportedly gained entry to Corner House Stores in Broadmayne and stole a quantity of cigarettes and alcohol.

"Following enquiries by detectives from Weymouth CID, a 31-year-old Weymouth man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and has been released under investigation," a police spokesman said.