Police are appealing for information after burglars made off with a large haul of antique jewellery from a house in Glossop.
The offenders broke into a property on Royle Avenue between 10am on December 31 and 3pm on January 3 by smashing a window at the back of the house.
A Star of David pendant with a bark finish and a Victorian 18 carat gold wedding ring attached to the chain were stolen as was a gold gypsy ring with a one carat diamond and an unusual gold masonic ring with blue enamel on one side of the compass and the letter ‘G’ engraved on it and the initials ‘M.W’ on the reverse.
Cash, gold watches, tie pins, bracelets, 24 carat gold Krugerrand coins, perfume, silver jewellery, a digital camera and financial paperwork were also taken in the burglary. Other items taken include a mink fur overcoat, a passport, foreign currency and a DVD player.
Detective Constable Steven Leatherbarrow, who is investigating the incident, said: “Some of the antique jewellery was passed down through the family and holds a lot of sentimental value; the victims are understandably devastated by their loss.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.