Officers are investigating a series of burglaries that have occurred over the last few days in Romsey, Winchester and Basingstoke.
In each case, it has been reported that two young men have knocked the door of a home and then managed to get inside after the occupant has opened the door to them.
They have then proceeded to search the address and steal items before leaving.
All occupants have had money and jewellery stolen. One victim has had their car stolen; a silver Volkswagon Golf.
None of the victims have suffered any injuries.
The incidents have occurred between 6pm and 8.30pm.
Detective Sergeant Ron Lock from the Northern Investigations Team has issued the following advice: “We are advising residents not to open the door to anyone they do not know. If you are able to, check who is at the door before opening it and ensure it is someone you know. If it isn’t, don’t risk it. If the caller has a genuine enquiry they will understand your refusal to engage with them.
“We think these people are asking bogus questions in order to get the occupants attention. Ignore them and keep a chain on your door if possible.
“We are appealing to anyone in the Brook Way area of Romsey, the Saxon Road area of Winchester and the Munnings Close area of Basingstoke who has seen anyone suspicious recently to contact us with information. Also, if you have seen anybody knocking on neighbours doors in these areas then please do pick up the phone and call 101 quoting 44150384717.”