CASH, perfume, tech and a coat were among the items stolen from vehicles in a spate of thefts in a Hampshire town.

Police have launched an investigation after reports of 13 thefts from vehicles in Chandler’s Ford and Hedge End and are advising people to be vigilant.

The incidents took place on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

Among the incidents which took place in Eastleigh include two at Conduct Gardens where a Blackberry phone, satnav and iPod were stolen along with a number of accessories.

Meanwhile, another four occurred at Boyatt Crescent, Kipling Road, Causton Gardens and Desborough Road where a bank card, cash and a coat were taken.

Meanwhile, in Chandler’s Ford, three break-ins occurred on Cox Row where a purse was stolen and two on Devon Drive where money and a bottle of luxury perfume were taken.

A further break in also took place on Somerset Crescent but nothing was taken.

Councillor Judith Grajewski, leader of the Conservatives group on Eastleigh Borough Council, pictured, said: “I’m dismayed to hear about this spate of vehicle thefts in our area.

“We’re fortunate to have low crime levels locally so this is particularly shocking.

“I would urge people to make sure their vehicles are left secure and to remove all valuables from their cars.

“If people see anyone suspicious or have information about these thefts, they should contact the police immediately, better safe than sorry.

“The neighbourhood police team regularly attend meetings of Chandler’s Parish Council and I’ll be calling on them for increased visibility of patrols. I will also be asking what has been done to apprehend the perpetrators when the police present their data on detection rates.”

It comes after Hedge End was targeted by thieves last March when a dozen vehicles were targeted.

Anybody with any information on the incidents should call police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.