Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary and an attempted burglary in Clacton.

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A house in Astley Road had a laptop and some jewellery stolen during the day on December 8.

The jewellery included a silver Tiffany bracelet, a silver charm necklace and a purple Venetian glass ring.

A house in Carrs Road suffered an attempted burglary between 2pm and 7.30pm on the same day.

In both cases a pane of glass at the front of the house was smashed.

At the house in Astley Road the suspect then reached through and managed to unlock the front door, but in the Carrs Road incident they failed to gain entry.

On Saturday, December 7, a house in Jaywick was also burgled.

A pane was smashed in the front door of a bungalow in Lake Way between 3pm and 5.35pm.

During the burglary, frozen food was strewn across the floor and several items of property stolen. These included a 40ins Technika LED television, a Hitachi stereo, a pair of silver teardrop shaped earrings and matching pendant made by DEW, a turquoise silk patterned jewellery box and wooden jewellery box, a man’s silver ring with a yellow stone and a silver ring with an oval shaped “Tiger eye” stone.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Dc Linda Whiting, or her colleagues at Clacton CID, on 101. Alternatively, call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.