A WARNING has been issued after a group of burglars used a crowbar to break into a property near the Cotswold Water Park. 

The thieves stole a handbag, purse and a set of Volkswagen car keys from the property in Water Lane, Somerford Keynes and fled the scene in the stolen black VW Golf on Sunday night, May 12.

Police officers would like to speak to anyone who has information about this incident or who witnessed any suspicious activity during this timeframe. 

Information can be provided to police by completing an online form on Gloucestershire police's website quoting incident number 783 on May 13.

Alternatively, information can be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800555111.

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