THOUSANDS of pounds in jewellery has been stolen in a string of burglaries.
Rings, necklaces, earrings, watches and bracelets were taken in seven break-ins in villages, including Selston, between Saturday 30th March and Monday 1st April.
Windows were smashed to gain entry to homes Columbia Close, and Windsor Road in Selston, and Little Oak Avenue, Annesley.
More than 40 pieces of jewellery were stolen.
One bracelet of particular sentimental value is described as a chain design which looks like an old fashioned watch chain. It is solid gold and of huge significance to its owners as it is a family heirloom which was passed to them on their wedding day.
Other recognisable items include a silver chain with a Wedgewood pendant, a fine gold chain locket containing photos, a heavy rose gold chain bracelet and a 1970s vintage nine carat gold diamond solitaire ring (pictured). A Tag Heuer watch (pictured) was also stolen.
Det Sgt Paul Cash from Beeston CID said: “These burglars see these pieces of jewellery as cold hard cash but for the victims in these crimes, they have lost memories and things that can never be replaced.
“If you come across any pieces of jewellery being sold and you think something isn’t right or you recognise any of them as some of the items described please get in touch so we can hopefully reunite them with their rightful owners.
“And if you think you saw anything suspicious around the time of these burglaries get in touch.”
If anyone has information on the jewellery or saw anything suspicious at the time of the burglaries contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101.
Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.