Two men arrested after spate of burglaries in Ringwood and Fordingbridge areas
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Officers investigating reports of multiple business burglaries in the New Forest have arrested two men in connection with the incidents.
The burglaries occurred on Wednesday 14 October across addresses in both Ringwood and Fordingbridge.
The Village Pet store on Ringwood Road in Bransgore was broken into at around 10.52pm whereby a small amount of money was stolen, alongside charity collection tins.
The Fordingbridge service station was also broken into at 11.40pm whereby they removed the tills from the premises.
The suspects fled from both scenes in green Mercedes, which was linked to a further burglary in the early hours of Thursday 15 October in Dorset, but were later detained by officers.
A 20-year-old man from Ringwood was arrested on suspicion of burglary.
A 25-year-old man from Ringwood was arrested on suspicion of burglary.
Both men remain in custody at this time while police enquiries continue.
Anyone with any information relating to these incidents is asked to call 101, quoting 44200399980. Alternatively you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.