POLICE are appealing for information about a burglary at a house in Kirkby, which happened as a mother and baby slept.
The woman was asleep at her home on Wollaton Road last Wednesday when she was woken by a loud bang at around midnight.
She initially dismissed it as a dream until she heard the child gate on the stairs outside her bedroom open.
The mother, who was concerned for her 17-month-old son, leapt out of bed and turned on the light. She then heard someone running down the stairs, followed by the front door banging.
The intruder stole a purse and bag, containing cash, bank cards and a white gold ring, featuring a square diamond and teardrop-shaped shoulder diamonds.
Det Con David Sadler said: “We believe the intruder entered through the front door. Thankfully, the child slept through the incident. The mother however, although uninjured, was understandably very frightened and is now feeling very uneasy in her own home.”
l Anyone with any information about the person responsible for the break-in or the missing ring is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.