POLICE are investigating a Redditch burglary in which jewellery was stolen.

A property in Studley Road was entered while the householders were away between 7am on Thursday, April 17, and 11pm on Thursday, April 24.

Thieves made an untidy search of a bedroom and stole jewellery which was of sentimental value along with a quantity of cash.

Detective Constable Tony Flannagan said: “The householders returned to find this had happened while they were away on holiday so they are naturally upset.

"The amount of property taken is still being assessed but it is clear that jewellery of sentimental value has been stolen and that has caused additional distress.

“If anyone saw or heard any unusual activity there between the relevant times or knows anything at all about this then please get in touch.”

Police are advising residents to remain vigilant and to take crime prevention measures that can help officers trace owners after recovering stolen property. It also helps them bring prosecutions by proving property has been stolen.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call DC Flannagan on non-emergency number 101, quoting incident 730-S-240414. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

Crime prevention advice is available on West Mercia Police's website, westmercia.police.uk.