Officers in Poole are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a number of hand crafted clocks and ornaments were stolen from a summerhouse at a property in the Oakdale area of the town.
The incident happened sometime between 4pm on Thursday 28 March 2013 and 9.30am on Friday 29 March 2013 in the rear garden of a house on Somerby Road.
Thieves broke into the summerhouse and stole six hand made clocks and twelve wooden pots.
Police Constable Stephen Hawke, of Poole police, said: “This theft has left the victim, an 82-year-old man, very shaken and extremely upset.
“These hand crafted clocks and pots are of great sentimental value and he is very keen to have them returned.
“I am keen to trace these stolen items and would urge anyone who may have witnessed this offence take place, or may have information about those responsible, to contact Dorset Police.
“All of the items taken have distinctive engravings on which will make them easily identifiable to the victim.
“All calls will be treated in the strictest confidence.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 29:116. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.