POLICE have issued an alert after a thief recently targeted a home in the Stroud area. 

The burglar entered the property in Oakridge Lynch through a ground floor window and stole several items including a wallet, officers say. 

It is believed the intruder used garden furniture to climb over a fence, with the incident taking place between 12.15am and 12.30am on Thursday, May 16. 

Anyone with information should contact police quoting incident 0060 of May 16 here - tinyurl.com/4y6mj58t