THOUSANDS of pounds worth of tools were stolen after thieves broke into a house in Saltney.

The thieves gained entry into an address on Vyrnwy Road via an open conservatory window, before unscrewing a kitchen window to allow them to pass the tools out more easily.

A mum-of-two who lives at the property made the discovery on Wednesday morning as the kitchen window was found lying on the grass outside the house.

She said the value of the tools is estimated to be upwards of £2,000.

The 41-year-old homeowner, who wished to remain anonymous, said: ''I've always raved about how safe the area is, but I don't know how I'm going to be able to sleep tonight.

"We never normally leave the conservatory windows open but because of the heat we did this time.

"The door - and the window which was left on the grass - were undamaged so they have obviously known what they were doing.

''It's the fact that they made such little noise. I wasn't aware of the break in until the morning, which to me is very scary.

"My children were in the house at the time as well. In a way I am glad I didn't hear them because I might have gone to investigate and felt quite traumatised.

"The police have been fantastic, they were here right away."

The woman added she is considering increasing security at her home following the incident, and encouraged others to be vigilant by ensuring all doors and windows are closed and locked at night.

Earlier this month North Wales Police called on residents to take sensible precautions following a spate of burglaries in the Wrexham area.

Sgt Claire McGrady said: “Ensure that doors and windows, particularly on the ground floor, are kept closed and that residents ensure that access points are properly locked even you are in the garden.

“Never keep large amounts of cash on the premises. Keep laptops and cash out of sight and put car keys put away and not near the front door or a place where they can be easily found.

“If you are away on holiday and you want to share your experiences on social networks, please be mindful as you are telling people your home is empty. If you have a burglar alarm, please use it.”

A spokesman for North Wales Police confirmed a call was received at 8.23am on Wednesday morning reporting that tools had been stolen from a property in Vyrnwy Road.

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone who has information about the incident can call police on 101 with reference W095412.