BURGLARS broke into a house, took the keys of a Mercedes and stole the car parked outside the home in a theft being investigated by police.

Yesterday morning a house in Taskers Lane, Burbage, was broken into and car keys stolen from inside. A silver Mercedes ML 350 was stolen from the address.

Shortly after 10.30am two cars were spotted pulling up in Cherry Orchard, one was a Mercedes ML 350 and one was a dark coloured car.

Four men got out of the cars and began spraying the Mercedes with what is thought to have been cleaning fluid.

One of the men was wearing a smart white or blue shirt and dark trousers. He had fair hair and was approximately 6 ft tall and of medium build. He was aged in his late 20s.

Detective Constable Cerys Powell said: "We believe the vehicle which was seen being sprayed in Cherry Orchard is the stolen vehicle from Taskers Lane in Burbage.

"We are conducting enquiries in the area and are keen to speak to any further witnesses who may have seen the Mercedes pull up in Cherry Orchard, as well as anyone who may have seen or heard any suspicious activity in Burbage on the morning of 16 May.”

Anyone with information about the incident, which had the registration 'KV11 KWG' should contact police on 101.