THIEVES stole a BMW car with ease after they entered a property which was left unlocked on February 7.

At around 8.55pm, offenders quickly entered the front of the house on Amber Close, Earley.

The offenders then took the car key from the hallway for a few seconds before fleeing the scene.

At the time of the theft, a dark coloured estate car was seen parked on the opposite side of the road to the house at the same time the BMW was stolen.

The BMW vehicle was found on Rowan Drive in Woodley the following morning, with a completely different number plate.

The original number plates to the car were found in Hawker Way.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following the burglary in Earley.

A Crimestoppers spokesman, said: "We would like to appeal to anyone who may have been in the area between 8.30pm and 11.30pm on Thursday 7 February.

"Either on foot, public transport or anyone who may have dash cam footage to get in touch.

"You can use the online form on our website or call our non-emergency telephone number 1010 and quote the reference number 43190040676.

"Alternatively if you have any information but wish to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online by visiting"