Police are appealing for information after a laptop and a handbag were stolen from a car in Hampshire.

The incident happened when the car was parked in Silchester Close, Andover.

The offender or offenders smashed the window of the car and took a laptop and a handbag.

The handbag contained various items including a purse which had bank cards inside.

The laptop is described as a black Dell laptop in a black case.

PC Jack Ettridge, said: “This appears to be a case of smash and grab by opportunistic criminals. The door lock on the driver’s door also appeared to have been forced inwards.

“I would urge members of the community to always consider security when leaving their vehicles by removing any valuable items.

“I would urge anyone with any information about this incident to get in touch and help us find the person or people responsible.”

Anyone with any information on the theft at some time between 6.15pm and 7pm on Wednesday, January 23 should contact PC Ettridge at Andover police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers, the charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.