POLICE have issued a second warning in as many days as they investigate another burglary at an address near Basingstoke.

Officers yesterday urged homeowners to lock their windows at doors at night after a bag and some wallets were stolen from a Popley home overnight on Saturday night.

And now they have once again advised residents to remain vigilant, this time after thieves targeted a property in Dorchester Road, Hook, sometime between Friday, December 27, at 2.30pm and Monday, December 30, just after midnight.

A statement on behalf of the police read: “Forcing entry to a property is rare however; some offenders will make efforts to do this. Please ensure that you use security lighting at entrances and exits to property.

“Please consider an alarm and either a dummy or full CCTV system.

"Small measures such as these will deter any potential offenders.”

Officers have urged anyone who saw or heard anything, or who might have CCTV footage of the area, to call 101 using the crime reference number 44190465898.