THREE burglaries of commercial properties have taken place in Swanage, police have said.

A Dorset Police spokesman said: "Over the last few days there have been commercial break-ins in Swanage where tools have been targeted."

Two burglaries occurred at the Industrial Estate on Victoria Avenue and one at Washpond Lane.

The spokesman said: "Please ensure any power tools or valuable items stored in sheds, garages, workshops, outbuildings etc are property marked and details such as make, model and serial numbers are recorded and any valuables such as tools, bicycles, quad bikes etc are secured."