Police are searching for a car thief after a spate of vehicles being stolen, broken into, or interfered with on a Wiltshire housing estate.

Officers received 14 crime reports from the Cepen Park North area in Chippenham, including the theft of a Range Rover, during the night of November 13 and the early hours of the following morning.

The car was stolen from Barn Owl Road and was one of a number of vehicle related crimes reported on the estate that night.

Eleven of the reports were alleged thefts from vehicles while the remaining two were related to vehicles being interfered or tampered with.

This happened on a number of streets in the area, including Garth Close, Sheepscroft, Cowslip Way, Celandine Way and Curlew Drive.

Police are investigating the spree of incidents and have now released doorbell footage of a man they are hoping to identify in relation to their enquiries.

Officers believe there may have been more incidents which have so far gone unreported.

Any residents who believe they may have been victims have been advised to get in touch.

Sgt Jamie Ball, of the Chippenham Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We would encourage residents who believe they may have been victims to get in touch so we know the full extent of exactly what has happened.

"As part of our investigations, we will be working closely with neighbouring forces who have also had similar reports.

“Officers will be carrying out house-to-house enquiries and we have been gathering CCTV and doorbell footage but if you have footage which could be helpful and have not submitted this already, please do so.”

Sgt Ball also encouraged locals to take precautions to avoid being targeted by potential thieves.

He added: “We’d also like to take this opportunity to remind residents of the importance of ensuring vehicles are left locked at all times and valuables are stored out of sight to prevent being targeted by opportunists.

“These incidents are upsetting and frustrating for the victims and I would urge anyone with information to get in touch.”

Members of the public who may be able to help police enquiries have been urged to call police on 101 and quote crime reference number 54230120324.

Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.