POLICE are warning people being offered cheap jewellery at "too good to be prices" it was probably stolen in a burglary in Bradford-on-Tone.

Officers have carried out house-to-house enquiries and issued a Neighbourhood Watch alert after the theft from a home in Bradford-on-Tone.

Thieves got into the property through a first floor window while the householder was out between 7pm and 9pm last Tuesday (February 5).

The stolen jewellery included a distinctive custom-made gold bracelet with eight rectangular hinged links, a silver bracelet with four large amber stones and a gold fob necklace with a heart charm. They also took costume jewellery including earrings and three watches.

Crime Scene Investigators have examined the home and the neighbourhood team has urged people to contact officers if they are offered jewellery at a "too good to be true" price.

Anyone with any information which could help the police investigation can get in touch through avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact or by calling 101 quoting reference 5219026729.

Police offer the following advice to deter burglars:

•lock up and set the alarm at night as well as when you go out; hide your keys and handbag or wallet safely out of sight;

•never leave keys in the back of the door or window;

•keep cash in the bank and high-value jewellery with a specialist secure storage company, not at home;

•keep photos and a description of items with sentimental value;

•use a traceable asset marking liquid on jewellery or antiques;

•keep tools locked up in a secure shed or garage;

•make sure garden furniture and wheelie bins can’t be moved to gain access to upstairs windows;

•join Neighbourhood Watch.

If you see someone acting suspiciously around a neighbour’s property, call the police straightaway. If they’re obviously breaking in, ring 999. Otherwise, call the non-emergency number 101.