RESIDENTS are being urged to take precautions after two break-ins at the weekend.

Two properties in the Court Meadow area of Stone in Berkeley were broken into at around 7.30pm on Saturday evening.

Unknown offenders forced entry to one property through a rear door, however it's believed they were disturbed by a house alarm and fled.

Officers attended and a second property was found to have also been broken into and it is not yet known whether anything was stolen from inside.

House to house enquiries have taken place and police are appealing for anyone else who may have seen anything suspicious in the area, such as vehicles nearby on that evening, to submit information online through this form:

Police can also be called on 101 and reference incident 397 of 9 February or call independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Crime Prevention Officer Kim Mowday gives his top five anti-burglary tips here: 

Gloucestershire Police have prepared a checklist of steps you can take to help protect your home and memories from burglary, including leaving lights on and avoiding posting holidays and days out online while you’re not at home - wait until you’re back.

For the full checklist visit: