Detectives are releasing images of items of jewellery stolen during a burglary in Braintree in the hope of reuniting them with their owner.

The break-in happened when a house on Coggeshall Road, near its junction with Bartram Avenue North, was targeted by burglars between 8am-6pm on Tuesday, January 14 ,who then stole a games console and several items of jewellery.

The thieves smashed their way through the front door of a house in front of passing motorists.

Investigating Officer, Dc Gemma Crowson, said: "We had asked the couple of any images they had of the jewellery that was stolen and they had these two photos.

"We would ask people to look closely at the bangles, wedding ring and necklace and contact us if they have been offered them for sale in unusual circumstances or seen them discarded.

"We would ask people to take photographs of their expensive, sentimental possessions for these reasons. We are still keen to hear from witnesses so that we can identify the burglars.”

Police again remind homeowners to close and lock doors and windows. Those with uPVC doors should lock them by turning the handle up and using the key, even when indoors; as a number of burglars are simply pulling down on the outside door handle to disengage the security mechanism before releasing the door open using a screwdriver or other similar implement.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the stolen jewellery or who has information on the burglars is urged to contact detectives at Braintree police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.