POLICE are appealing for information following a burglary at a flat in Westcliff.

Between 4.50am and 7pm on February 10, a flat in Whitefriars Crescent was broken in to after a ladder in the rear garden was used to gain entry through a window.

Stolen from inside was a small three-figure sum of cash, a Makita power drill and a distinctive men’s 24 carat golf Girard Perregaux watch worth in excess of £1,000.

Residents are reminded of the importance of securing any ladders they own in outbuildings, sheds or garages.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Con Andy Copley at Southend CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.