Police in West Lothian are seeking the assistance of the public after a housebreaking in Linlithgow - which took place during the afternoon!
The home, located in the Rivaldsgreen area of Linlithgow was believed to have been targeted while the residents were out.
The rear window was forced open and a large amount of jewellery stolen.
West Lothian residents are being asked to review their house security followingthe incident.
Police Scotland are also asking residents to be aware of suspicious activity at or near your own and neighbours property and to report concerns on 101 but, if you believe a crime is in progress call ‘999’ immediately.
Many thieves are actually opportunists who do not have to break in at allbecause a door or window has been left open or unlocked. Keep your home securely locked at all times.
Some more easy to follow ideas for home security can include; Don’t leave keys on the inside of door locks, under mats or anywhere else an intruder may easily find them.
Don’t put your name or room number on your keyring if you live in shared accommodation. If it is lost or stolen, the thief will have information that could direct them to your home and your property.
Don’t keep house keys and car keys on the same key ring.
Avoid keeping large amounts of cash in the house.
Security mark your property with a UV marker pen.
For information on policing in your local area follow West Lothian Police’s Facebook account www.facebook.com/westlothianpolice or their Twitter account: @westlothpolice