Police are investigating four similar burglaries carried out in Blidworth over one weekend in November.
Houses in Robin Hood Road, Abbey Road and Dale Lane were broken into over Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November.
In each incident, the back door was forced using heavy-duty tools to get inside, and police believe the same person or people are responsible.
An estimated £2,000 worth of damage was caused when an offender broke into a house in Robin Hood Lane on Saturday 24th November. It is not thought anything was stolen.
On the same day, a tablet computer was stolen from a house in Abbey Road.
A gold wedding ring, a gold solitaire diamond ring, and a cameo pendant and gold chain were stolen from a house in Dale Lane on Sunday 25th November. The elderly woman occupant was asleep inside at the time.
On the same day, the culprit stole jewellery, a Nintendo computer and games, and a car key from a house in Abbey Road. The homeowner’s car was not stolen.
On one occasion, a neighbour recalled a man cold calling at houses in Abbey Road claiming to be offering free burglar alarms.
He is described as white, around 6ft tall, slim, with fair, short hair and was wearing a suit. Police are keen to speak to the man and ask anyone who was visited by him to contact police.
Anyone with information should contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.