A MOBILE phone, laptop and car keys were stolen during the early morning burglary of an Andover home.

Officers have released an e-fit of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the break-in at the property on Launcelot Close between 5am and 5.30am on Wednesday, 18 October.

It is believed that a man entered the premises via an insecure rear door and made off with an iphone 6, Acer laptop and two sets of car keys.

The man was discovered as he was leaving the property and is described as white, of slim build, around 5ft 6ins tall with fair or mousy-coloured hair.

He was wearing a black hooded top, grey jogging bottoms and white trainers.

Hampshire Police has also issued crime prevention advice to keep properties safe:

  • keep front and back doors locked, even when you’re at home
  • install a burglar alarm with a visible alarm box
  • fit a door chain and spyhole for extra security
  • keep all valuables and keys out of sight and out of reach of doors and windows
  • store high value items in a hidden safe
  • mark your belongings and register them for free with Immobilise
  • fit energy efficient security lighting
  • don’t leave spare keys in obvious places such as under doormats or plant pots
  • keep items that could be used to break into your property such as ladders, tools and wheelie bins stored safely away
  • lock side gates to prevent easy access to the rear of the property
  • check fencing regularly to keep it in good repair
  • use pea shingle on driveways or under windows, as it crunches loudly when stepped on
  • trim overgrown hedges and plants to remove hiding places and improve surveillance
  • use a timer switch to make your house look occupied, even when it isn’t
  • consider joining or forming a Neighbourhood Watch scheme

Anyone who recognises the man in the e-fit or who has information about the incident is asked to contact Hampshire Police on 101 quoting reference 44170404493.