PEOPLE across East Hampshire are being urged to be vigilant following a high-value burglary in Headley Down.

The advice from Hampshire Police comes as new data from the Office for National Statistics highlights a spike in domestic burglaries in the region.

Officers are appealing for information after approximately £4,000 of jewellery, and a mobile phone, were stolen from a property in Beech Hill.

They’re asking people to keep an eye out for the missing items, in the hope they may be recovered and the thieves brought to justice.

The incident happened sometime between 6.30pm on August 13, and 4.30pm on August 14, when burglars forced a window.

Among the stolen items were a white iPhone 5S, silver and white topaz earrings, silver and white topaz bracelet, Nexus watch with gold face and brown leather strap, yellow gold Swarovski crystal ring set, a gold-strapped dress, and thousands of pounds of other goods.

Anyone who has been offered any items which match these descriptions, or any items of jewellery under suspicious circumstances, should call the police.

Investigating officer Pc Pete Rees said: “Have you or anyone you know been offered this jewellery for sale? Do you recognise this jewellery as being for sale somewhere online or in a store?”

Anyone with information should call 101, or call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555111.