A safe was stolen after burglars broke into a home.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the break-in which took place in the area of Lower Gustard Wood, Wheathampstead on Thursday (August 8) between 10.30am and 3.55pm.

The offender(s) gained access to the garden and forced open the windows of the house to make their way inside. They then proceeded to steal a safe.

Harpenden and Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team PCSO Joushua Walton-Taylor said: “Did you see what happened? Or did you see suspicious activity in the area at the time of the offence?

“Please get in touch if you witnessed what happened or if you have information that could be useful to our investigation. If you can help, please call 101 or email me at joshua.walton-taylor@herts.pnn.police.uk, quoting crime reference 41/71968/19.”

Alternatively, report information anonymously by contacting the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org