A LAPTOP, cash cards and credit cards were stolen from a home in Kidderminster while the owner was asleep.

The incident happened at about 2am yesterday in Somerleyton Avenue.

The victim, a woman in her 70s, was awoken by a noise and contacted neighbours, who discovered items had been moved and the French doors to the garden were open.

A burgundy Samsung laptop computer, cash cards and credit cards were stolen.

On Saturday, October 6, a man had been seen looking at the house who is described as white, aged about 40, with short black wavy hair.

He was wearing dark rimmed glasses and a striped jumper and police would like to trace this person.

Detectives are also looking into whether the Somerleyton Avenue burglary was linked to an incident in nearby Comberton Avenue at about 1am yesterday when the occupants of a house were disturbed by their dog growling and thought someone was trying to break into.

Patrols by police and community support officers have been increased in the area as a reassurance measure and residents are being given crime prevention advice.

Witnesses or anyone with information should contact Detective Constable Marc Waring on 101, quoting incident 94-s-081012, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.