Jewellery worth £8,000 was stolen from two properties in West Wiltshire on the same day.

Police are appealing for information after the raids in Boulton Close, Westbury, and Huntingfield, Trowbridge,  on Friday, December 1.

Anybody who saw anything suspicious or has information should call 101 quoting the date and log number 324.

A post on the Trowbridge Police Facebook the day after offered advice to residents on how to keep their homes and possessions safe.

  • Close and lock all your doors and windows, even if you’re only going out for a few minutes.

  • Double-lock any door.

  • Make sure that any valuables are out of sight.

  • Keep handbags away from the letterbox or cat flap and hide all keys including car keys, as a thief could hook keys or valuables through even a small opening.

  • Never leave car documents or ID in obvious places such as kitchens or hallways.

  • In the evening, shut the curtains and leave lights on.

  • If you’re out all day, then it’s advisable to use a timer device to automatically turn lights and a radio on at night.

  • Set your burglar alarm.

  • Make sure any side gate is locked.