THIEVES have stolen electrical equipment from a flat – after the victim had popped out for half an hour.

The incident, in Down View Road, Laverstock, occurred between 9am and 9.30am on January 29.

Wiltshire Police says an "unknown" number of offenders entered a flat and stole a PlayStation and a Now TV box.

PC Ben Foster said: “The occupant was only out of their property for half an hour, so who ever gained access to the flat did so very quickly and may have been in the area before the crime was committed.

“Did you see anyone acting suspiciously in the area before or afterwards?

“If you heard or saw anything suspicious at around this time, please contact me on 101 quoting crime reference number 54200010035.”