Seven WW2 medals including stars, an MBE and a good conduct and long service medal have been stolen from an address in Walliscott Road, Wallisdown, Bournemouth.
The burglary happened between 11am and 1.45pm on Friday, 7 June. The offenders forced their entry through a window and stole watches as well as medals.
Detective Constable Martin Farrington, of Bournemouth CID, said: “These medals are of particular sentimental value to the victim as they represent his grandfather’s efforts and achievements during WW2 and his military career.
“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident or recalls any suspicious activity in the area at the time to contact police.
“I would also urge anyone with any information about those responsible or the whereabouts of the medals to call Dorset Police on 101.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 07:259. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.