TWO televisions, an engagement ring, and a watch were stolen in a burglary.

Wiltshire Police is appealing for witnesses after the Alderbury home was broken into on Friday.

Officers say offenders gained entry to the house, in Southampton Road, by smashing through French doors.

They then stole a number of items including two Samsung televisions, a Tag Huer watch, and an engagement ring.

It is believed the theft happened between 8am and 5pm.

A police spokesperson said: "We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area on Friday between the hours of 8am and 5pm who may have seen any suspicious vehicles or people."

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote crime reference number 54190113762.

Crime Prevention Advice

As a result of the incident, Wiltshire Police has sent out the following advice:

• Lock your doors and windows every time you leave the house, even when just in the garden. And make sure you have approved locks or bolts to all doors and windows.

• Never leave a spare key in a hiding place like in a plant pot or letter box - a thief knows all the hiding places

• Register all serial numbers from electrical items, tools and garden equipment with the free national property register. Mark items without serial numbers with an artificial DNA property marker such as Smartwater or SelectaDNA.

• Use a timer to set lights to mimic your usual activity when you are not at home.

• Do not open the door to anyone you don't know or are not expecting. Always check by using a spy-hole or look through a window. Don't trust an ID card.

• Trim back any plants and hedges at the front of your property to no higher than one meter to remove hiding places.

• Always report any suspicious activity, note any vehicle registrations, descriptions of persons involved and direction of travel.

• Consider installing a monitored burglar alarm, and only use a company that is registered or certified with the NSI or the SSIAB.

• Take photographs of all jewellery including hallmarks and keep them safe. Make sure that you have up to date contents insurance.

• Keep all keys, purses and wallets out of sight and away from the letterbox.