Police are appealing to the public to look out for stolen items, including valuable jewellery, after a burglary in Bournemouth.
It happened between 10.30pm on Friday 9 October and 7am on Saturday 10 October at an address in Littledown Avenue.
Access was gained to a house and a large quantity of valuable and sentimental items were stolen, including two watches and an iPad belonging to the victim’s late husband and an MBE award crest belonging to a his grandfather.
The victim, a local woman in her 40s, also had some of her jewellery stolen, among them a tanzanite and diamond platinum ring, her diamond engagement ring and a blue Asscher cut sapphire – given to her by her husband on their 10th wedding anniversary just before he passed away this year.
Detective Constable Matthew Stacey, of Dorset Police’s Priority Crime Team, said: “This is a particularly traumatic time for the victim, who recently lost her husband.
“Many of the stolen objects hold a great deal of sentimental value and we are asking for the public’s help to find them.
“The stolen possessions are very specific and, in some cases, unique and I am releasing images of some of them in hope that they will be recognised if come across.
“I am appealing to the public to look out for these items that might be put up for sale online or locally.
“Anyone with information should contact me, in confidence, on 101.”
No arrests have been made.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 10:91. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.