A GANG of thieves forced their way into a travel agents and stole a safe.

Police have released CCTV images following the burglary in West End Road, Mortimer, which took place on Friday (July 27).

Investigating officers believe four men pulled up outside the row of shops in a black Honda CRV and a silver saloon vehicle at around 4.10am.

They then forced open the front door and removed the safe before heading in the direction of Reading.

Police would like to the man in the CCTV image in connection with the incident.

Detective constable Elizabeth Saunders, based at Newbury police station, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who recognises the man in this CCTV image.

“If anyone has any information that could assist with the investigation please get in touch either online, quoting reference number ‘43180229486’, by calling 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”