Forest of Dean burglar walks off with expensive Swiss watch
A WALK-IN burglar stole an expensive Swiss watch from a house in the Forest-of-Dean to renew warnings from police to tighten home security.
The offender walked through an unlocked back door at a home in Aylburton High Street before helping himself to a TagHeur wristwatch worth thousands of pounds.
The incident took place sometime between 9.30am and noon on Friday, November 2.
The homeowner was in, but upstairs at the time the burglary is believed to have taken place.
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Described as having a slight imperfection on the strap, the watch also has a dent on the bezel.
Anyone who has been offered the watch for sale is being urged to contact police.
Officers are also urging homeowners to keep their property safe by locking doors during the day.
Crime reduction advice is available at www.gloucestershire.police.uk.
Anyone with information about this burglary should call 101, quoting incident 478 of November 5.
Alternatively information can also be given anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org. In some cases Crimestoppers offer rewards of up to £1000 where information leads to a conviction.