Police are asking people to remain vigilant after tools were stolen from an out-building in Chessell, near Yarmouth.
Hampshire Constabulary said four Stihl chainsaws and a generator were taken from the area.
Police are asking Islanders to be on the look out for anyone selling second hand tools.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident number 44170099078.
*Hampshire Constabulary said it took place at the Wood Yard site, on The Middle Road, Chessell, sometime between midnight on Tuesday 14 February and 3pm on Thursday 16 March.
The owner of the outbuilding had been away on holiday. When he returned he found the outbuilding had been broken into and its padlock missing.
Tools taken include four Stihl chainsaws, a small petrol generator and a toolbox filled with large spanners.
PC Tim Campany said:
“It may well be that a vehicle was used during this burglary.
“Did you notice anything suspicious? Do you remember seeing a vehicle parked on The Middle Road outside the gated yard during this period? If so, please get in touch.”
Anyone with information can contact PC Campany on 101, quoting 44170099078.