Burglars have stolen around £35,000 worth of cash and jewellery from a house in South Worcester Park.

Police were called to burglary reports in the area at around 8.30pm on Saturday, Movember 6.

The suspect forced entry through the property's back door and took large amounts of cash and jewellery.

This included a wedding ring and gold jewellery with sentimental value to the victim.

The owners of the property were not home at the time.

It comes as police investigate a spate of other residential burglaries that have recently taken place in the South Worcester Park area.

These took place on Thursday, October 21, Wednesday, October 27, and Saturday, October 30.

There was also an attempted burglary on Wednesday, November 3.

Sergeant James Dawborn, who is investigating the incident, said: “As a Force we’re committed to tackling burglary and we believe Saturday’s burglary may be linked to several others in the area that we are currently investigating.

"I would encourage anyone with information or who saw anything suspicious to please get in touch.”

Surrey Police are asking for anyone who may know anything that may assist enquiries to contact them quoting crime reference number PR/45210117685.

Officers also issued crime prevention advice: - Most house alarm systems can be configured to provide coverage to garages using ‘wireless’ connections. If this isn’t possible standalone ‘Shed alarms’ are also available.

- Consider the use of ground anchors and cables. Using a large cable to link several items together will make them more difficult to steal, padlocking the cable to a ground anchor will provide additional protection.

- There are a number of security marking schemes available for cycles ranging from electronic Datatags (similar to pet microchips) to chemical etching.

- Fit a good quality padlock, which has a hardened steel shackle (the part which opens and passes through the hasp) to all shed doors. The shorter the shackle the better because it prevents the jaws of bolt croppers being able to be placed around it.

- Use anti-tamper screws or smear hard setting glue on the screw-heads of the door hinges.

- Lock or permanently fix windows shut and cover them, perhaps with an old curtain, so no one can see what is kept inside.Install a shed alarm and place a sticker in the window or on the door to advertise the fact.

- Invest in a secure storage toolbox.

- Make sure that fences/gates to your property are secure and remember to put any property away at night or when you go out during the day.

- Darkness is the perfect cover for burglars and the effective and economic answer is to install outside lighting, which comes on only when people are present.