Surrey Police issued an appeal and warning to residents after £30,000 worth of jewellery was stolen from a home in Ewell.

The theft took place on Sunday (October 6), sometime between 1pm and 8pm, police said.

Their public appeal described the incident: "At some point between 1pm and 8pm someone smashed a window at a house on Scotts Farm Road and stole around £30,000 of jewellery and cash.

"If you recognise any of the items of jewellery, have been offered them for sale, or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area, please call 101 quoting PR/ 45190105898," a spokesperson said.

The police further used the theft to issue a warning to residents that their properties could be targeted.

They offered some basic advice for how to keep one's property safe, including:

  • Locking all doors and windows (and removing keys)
  • Having locks check by a locksmith for security
  • Adding spy-holes, security chains and letter box guards to doors

A full list of police advice on securing property against thieves is available via the Surrey Police website.