POLICE has released an E-Fit image of a man officers wish to trace in connection with a series of residential burglaries across Abingdon.

The prolific thief stole jewellery and cash from five properties that took place between February 14 and March 2.

Between 11am on February 14 and 6.30pm on February 21, a property was broken into on Corn Avill Close, Abingdon.

Between 3pm and 7.15 pm on February 22, a property was broken into on Sherwood Avenue, Abingdon.

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Between 9am on February 28 and 4.15pm on March2, a property was broken into on St Peter’s Road, Abingdon.

Between 6pm and 11pm on February29, a property was broken into on Radley Road, Abingdon.

Between 2pm on February 29 and 10am on March 3, a property was broken into on Dundas Close, Abingdon.

The offender is described as a white man, between 5ft 5ins and 5ft 7ins tall, and in his late 30s to early 40s.

He has short grey hair, stubble, and is of a medium build.

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During one of the burglaries, he was described as wearing a grey long sleeved cardigan and dark coloured jeans.

He was also spotted leaving one of the properties in a black or brown car, potentially a Vauxhall Corsa.

Designated investigator Maggie Tse said: "I am releasing this e-fit image as I believe that the man depicted may have information that could help with my investigation.

"If you recognise this man or believe that it might be you, please get in touch."

Anybody with information about the burglaries can contact the police using the online reporting form, quoting reference number 43200061723.

Members of the public who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111.