A CROOK broke into a house by making a hole through the roof to steal jewellery.

Essex Police are investigating the burglary in Northville Drive, Westcliff between 3pm on May 25 and 10am on May 26.

Police have stated the burglar made their way into the house from the roof and stole jewellery and cash.

Images of the stolen jewellery have been issued in an appeal to trace them.

A police spokesman said: "If you have any information about the incident or have been offered or seen the jewellery for sale please call us on 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/82264/19.

People can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.