Detectives are appealing for information after jewellery valued at more than £50,000 was stolen from a home in East Langton.
It was in a safe stolen from the home in Grange Lane during a break-in. The homeowner returned home to disturb a man in the grounds of the property.
He had broken in through a first floor window and made off at speed in a pale silver-colour saloon-style car.
The registration mark began with the letter R.
He is described as white, in his twenties with short brown hair. He was wearing a light coloured t-shirt and baggy style trousers.
Stolen from the property was a safe containing valuable jewellery worth in the region of between £50,000 and £100,000. Cash was also taken during the burglary, which happened at about 7.30pm on Friday, January 10.
Police released details of the incident this week along with pictures of the jewellery in a bid to trace it.
Det Cons Melanie Fisher, the investigating officer, said: “The victims have been left upset at the loss of their family jewellery and are keen to do everything possible to ensure the return of their property.
“We have released images of jewellery in the hope in tracing it. We would urge jewellers and pawn brokers to have a look at the images and contact us if they have been approached by someone selling similar items or even visited by someone asking for them to value the items.
“We are also keen to speak to anybody who saw someone acting suspiciously in the area on Friday, January 10 or who knows who may be responsible for the burglary. Any calls received will be treated in confidence.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Melanie Fisher on 101, follow the instructions to leave a message for a police officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number 4433.