More burglaries have taken place in the Stroud area.

Yesterday (Thursday) it was reported that masked men had broken into a house on Downfield, while a business in Nelson Street had also been targeted.

Now, police are appealing for witnesses to burglaries in Brimscombe and Whiteshill.

The first burglary took place on Toadsmoor Road in Brimscombe at around 8.30am on Saturday, January 11.

It is believed that offenders gained entry to a building that is under renovation before stealing a number of tools.

Local residents reported seeing three men in orange high visibility jackets running around with what looked like a crow bar before leaving with the tools.

The men were described as being white, aged in their 20s or 30s and between 5ft 5ins and 5ft 7ins tall, two of them were wearing black hoodies and trousers and the third was wearing an orange hoodie and black trousers.

Anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the area or has information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 86 of January 12.

The second burglary took place in Whiteshill on the evening of Tuesday, January 14 and saw offenders gain entry to a property before conducting an untidy search.

Nothing is believed to have been stolen during this burglary however anyone who witnessed suspicious activity at around 7pm or has information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 419 of January 14.

Inspector Blake from the Stroud Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “I would encourage the public to look at installing a 'WIDE' combination of security devices as they can provide 49 times more protection against residential burglary with entry compared to having no devices installed.

“A 'WIDE' combination includes; Window locks, Internal lights on sensors, Double or door deadbolts and External lights on sensors."

More information on this and ways to protect your home can be found at