Witnesses sought after break-in at house in Swindon

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a burglary at a house in Eastleaze, Swindon.

Unknown offender(s) broke in to the property on Castlefield Close sometime between 9.30am on Saturday 8 October and 2am on Sunday 9 October 2016.

The occupants came home to find an amount of cash and jewellery had been stolen.

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PC Chris Smith said:  “We would like to speak to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in this area during this weekend of the 8 and 9 October.

“I also want to take this opportunity to remind people of our latest campaign to ‘watch your valuables’ and follow these simple but affective points:

Keep all your valuables in a safe and secure location – consider fitting a good quality safe.

Never leave valuables on display.

Fit 5 lever mortise locks on external doors.

Fit secure locks and take extra care when locking up.

Make your property look occupied at all times – use automatic light timers.

Consider installing an alarm – homes with alarms rarely get burgled.

Consider installing external lighting and CCTV.

When leaving the property remove keys from locks and place out of sight.

Keep photographic records of all your jewellery. Make sure these are kept in a different place to the valuables themselves.”

If you can help with our enquiries please contact PC Chris Smith on 101 or anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.