CROOKS raided a Clacton home and stole a haul of electrical items while the owner was in hospital.

Police are trying to trace burglars who broke into the flat in Strebla House, Beach Road.

The culprits took several items of electrical gear, including a silver Samsung V25 laptop, a black Toshiba laptop and a silver Swiss Tech TV.

It happened while the owner of the property was in hospital, between April 27 and May 15.

Det Con Mo Crawley said: “I’m keen to speak to anyone with information that can assist the investigation, or who’s been offered items of a similar description.”

Anyone with information should contact officers at Clacton on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.