POLICE are investigating two walk-in burglaries in St Martins.

An offender entered a bungalow in Bay Tree Close between around midday and 2pm on Saturday, August 4 and stole cash from a drawer.

A West Mercia Police spokesman said: "A male, described as aged 25-30, with dark hair and wearing denims had been going door-to-door asking about gardening and entered the house through an unlocked door while the residents were drowsing."

Anyone with information can contact police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, and quote incident reference 0458s 040818.

A similar incident occurred later in the afternoon at Railway Terrace, Ellesmere, where an unknown male walked into a house uninvited, through an unlocked door while the residents were at home.

He asked if any gardening was required and took cash from a bedroom (Incident reference: 0892s 050818).

Also on the afternoon of Saturday, August 4, a black Radley purse was lifted from a shopper's bag, possibly while shopping in a superstore in St Martins. The loss was not noticed at the time (incident reference: 0313s 050818).