Power tools were stolen after an outbuilding was broken into during the early hours of this morning.

Police are investigating a break-in to an outbuilding in North Dorset which took place between around 3am and 3.15am today (Friday, February 9).

Around two or three men – described as aged around 30 years old – gained entry to an outbuilding of a property in the Portman Road area of Pimperne.

The offenders were disturbed by the occupants and left the scene in a white SUV.

Police are also appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Police Constable Christopher Windows, of Dorset Police, said: “I am appealing to anyone who saw or heard suspicious activity in the area around the relevant time to please get in touch.

“Also, I would ask residents to please check whether they have captured anything of relevance on either home CCTV or dashcam footage to help identify the suspects.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240020687.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.