An appeal has been issued after Cartier and Armani watches were stolen from a south Essex home - one of which was limited edition.

Police are investigating the theft from a Stanford-le-Hope home after the owner discovered they were missing and found his door insecure on October 11 at 8.30pm.

One watch is a man's limited edition Panthere de Cartier watch with a silver bracelet, valued at £5,000.

The other is an Armani watch valued at £350. 

An Essex Police spokesman said: "Have you been offered a Cartier or Armani watch for sale? Can you help us find them?

"Detectives investigating the theft of two watches from a property in Stanford-le-Hope are asking the public to help them try and find them."

A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of theft and bailed until January 10 while police continue their enquiries.

The spokesman added: "If you have any information that could help us find them, then please get in contact with us.

"You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm."

Visit to find out more about the force's website reporting services.

Alternatively, call police on 101.

To make an anonymous report, contact independent charity Crimestoppers by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

Quote crime reference 42/183331/23 when providing any information to make sure it gets to the right person as quickly as possible.