Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary in Coate.

The criminals stole valuable jewellery and cash from the address on Sheldon Street between 8.20am on March 15 and 2.30pm on March 16.

A Wiltshire Police spokesperson said: "We are keen to hear from anyone who may have doorbell footage or CCTV from the area during this time.

"If you can help, please call 101 and quote crime reference number 54240032096.

"Alternatively, call CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

Wiltshire Police's website includes advice on how to prevent burglaries.

It said: "Burglars target homes that they think will contain valuables. A sure giveaway is leaving packaging from expensive items outside your front door

"Burglars often look for homes with windows or doors left open or with vulnerable features that they can exploit.

"Burglars are aware of the times when someone is expected to be away from their house such as during the school run or holidays 

"Burglars typically do not want to be seen or heard and if they feel that they would be noticed by a neighbour or passerby then they are more likely to feel exposed and may move on to find somewhere else to burgle."