Householders in Staverton have been warned to lock up their homes after thieves targeted properties in the village.

On March 26 three unlocked houses were entered by offenders.

A wallet, handbag and about £150 were taken from a house in Blackthorn Way, while a search was also made in a neighbouring property although nothing was taken.

Thieves also went into an unlocked shed in Bulrush Place, but did not take anything.

Insp Chris Chammings said: “I’m appealing for residents to remember to lock their doors and stop these kind of offences.

“In this instance given that properties are close together we are not ruling out that they could be connected.”

Anyone with information can call Wiltshire Police on 101.