POLICE have made an appeal after expensive jewellery was stolen from an elderly resident’s home.
Items described of ‘high sentimental and monetary value’ were taken at some point in the last 15 months from a house in Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth.
The elderly victim was not aware until recently that the burglary had taken place.
It is believed that entry was gained through the front door and jewellery was stolen from a dressing table in the bedroom.
Among the items taken were an American silver dollar, a wooden box with an ivory playing card design on top, an eternity ring made of white gold and diamonds all around, a 24 carat gold chain and gold sovereign and an 18 carat gold oval locket with pictures of two men in each side, hanging on a gold chain.
Detective Constable Steve Blackmore of Weymouth police said: “The loss of these items is very distressing for the victim as they have a high sentimental value.
“I am appealing for anybody who has information that could help recover the items to contact police as soon as possible.
“I would also like to hear from anyone who has been offered high value jewellery for sale in strange circumstances or for an unusually low price.
“All calls are treated in the strictest confidence.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 17:244.
The stolen items are described below:
American silver dollar, dated approximately 1943 with President Lincoln’s head on one side and an eagle and dollar sign on the other
Wooden box 10 x 6.5 x 4 inches with an ivory playing card design on top, made in 1870
Eternity ring made of white gold and diamonds all around with one diamond missing
Heavy 24 carat gold chain and 1901 gold sovereign with eagles holding an amber orb and a cross/anchor charm
18 carat gold oval locket, about the size of a golf ball, with pictures of two men in each side, hanging on a gold chain