Police are appealing for information after a quantity of sentimental items of jewellery were stolen in a house burglary in Cherry Burton on Saturday 30 January 2016.
The burglary happened at a property on Main Street, Cherry Burton between 5pm and 8.30pm on Saturday 30 January whilst the elderly residents were away from home.
Particularly distinctive items taken include a gold Maltese cross and chain, a silver locket and chain with blue stones, a broad 18 carat gold wedding ring, a gold three stone diamond engagement ring and a cluster ring in a flower design of opals and sapphires.
Detective Constable Neil White said:
“The victims have been traumatised not only by the intrusion into their home but especially by the nature of the possessions which have been stolen. These items of jewellery are of great sentimental value and hold some treasured memories for the couple. Many were given as gifts one to the other during their life together which sadly is now made much more difficult as one of the pair suffers with dementia. We are supporting them following this distressing incident and understand the importance of reuniting them with their treasured personal possessions.
“A number of lines of enquiry have been undertaken and as investigations continue we are extending an appeal to the public to come forward if they have any information. If you know anything please get in touch by calling 101 quoting crime reference number 2166290 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”