According to the police, someone was also seen at 6.30am on the same day trying to gain entry to a house on The Manor Drive.
The victim told the blog that:
"The perpetrator came in through the back door, which we appear to have forgotten to lock that night, and took items that were nearby and easy to carry - a Sony Xperia M2 phone, a Dell laptop, cash and cards. The cards, which the banks now issue with a contactless facility, have already been used on TFL, so there may be some CCTV evidence to gather.
It took us 24 hours to realise that there was a problem as nothing was obviously disturbed and the missing phone was initially put down to carelessness. It was only when trying to go to work on Monday morning that the missing laptop, cards and cash were discovered.
If anyone else has been a victim of a similar burglary then please do report it to the police. We were told that the description of the person seen on The Manor Drive was 20-something, slim, white male, so keep an eye out for anyone of that description acting suspiciously. It goes without saying to remember to lock your doors and close your windows at night, as we have learnt to our cost."He also added that "if anyone sees or is offered a Longines watch with a personal inscription on the back, then that too was stolen. It is of some financial value, but far greater emotional value."
Again I find myself writing that if anyone knows anything about the theft please contact the Police on 101 or anonymously on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 in an emergency or if a crime is in the process of being committed.
A little information could lead to an arrest and it is so often the case that a single arrest has led to huge drop in crime in one area. So please help your local community if you can.