Jewellery worth around £12,000 has been taken after a break-in in Doonfoot at the weekend.

Police say a home on Northdoon Place was targeted between Friday 5 and Saturday, August 6, and the high value jewellery was taken in what is believed to have been a ‘sneak-in’ theft. 

The theft itself is believed to have happened somewhere between 10.30am on Friday and 9am on Saturday.

Officers are now calling for any witnesses who might have seen anything suspicious in the area during this time.

Cops would like to speak to a man seen in the common close on Friday morning.

He is described as being around 40 years old, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and of stocky build. He was wearing a grey top, possibly a t-shirt, and jeans.

It comes off the back of two recent homes being hit by jewellery thieves in Troon at the end of last month.

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Police have said they are not yet linking this latest crime with the two previous incidents in Troon, but they are keeping an open mind.

The Doonfoot theft is believed to have been more opportunistic in nature whereas the others were thought to have been premeditated.

In the meantime, Detective Constable Rachel Wright-Turner said: “We are appealing for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious or observed a man matching the description to get in touch. 

“I would also ask anyone in the area to check any dashcam footage or private CCTV and contact us if they believe they can assist.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 1076 of 6 August, 2022. Alternatively, a call can be made anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.