Police have released CCTV footage of two burglars breaking into a flat in Chelsea.
The thieves are seen casually checking out the goods on offer before leaving the property empty-handed.
The pair then turned their attention to a second flat in the same building, making off with more than £20,000 worth of personal items, including jewellery, cash, cards and Christmas presents.
The thieves entered both homes by kicking the door open. The victims were out on both occasions.
Police were called on Monday 4 December at 17.44pm to reports of two burglaries at residential flats on Stadium Street, SW10.
The burglaries were reported to have taken place between 1pm and 5.40pm. The suspects left the scene in a light brown vehicle.
One of the men is described as black, over 6ft 6inches tall, of slim build and wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, black gloves and grey trainers with white soles.
The second man is described as black, approximately 5ft 7inches tall with short afro hair, wearing a black jacket with a grey hoodie underneath, black jeans and white trainers.
PC Mark Carter, who is investigating for Kensington and Chelsea police, said: “These were brazen burglaries just before Christmas which have left the victims traumatised and upset. I would urge anyone with information to get in touch.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Kensington and Chelsea CID on 020 8246 9227 or 101. You can also tweet @MetCC.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.