A large amount of jewellery has been stolen after a house was broken into in North Ascot.

On Monday, August 1, at 8:30pm the home-owner returned to find that the offender had smashed a hole through the front window adjacent to the front door lock.

CCTV footage has shown that suspects approached the house on New Road in the early afternoon.

Enquiries also found that a resident disturbed an individual beforehand attempting to open their front gate.

The offenders have been said to have arrived by car.

Investigating officer DC 1259 McNicholas is appealing for anyone who may have noticed suspicious individuals or vehicles during the relevant time or witnessed the incident or who feels they may have any information to call our 24-hour enquiry centre on 101, quoting reference 43220341557.

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If you don’t want to speak directly to police you can contact “Crimestoppers” anonymously and free of charge on 0800 555 111. It is an independent charity, no personal details will be asked for, calls are not recorded or traced and you would not have to go to court.

Thames Valley Police said: “To reduce the risk of your home been targeted by opportunist burglars ensure it always appears occupied.

“When going out during these warm days ensure that all ground floor doors and windows are closed and locked. If you are out during the evenings use time switches to turn lamps and even a radio on."