A large quantity of gold jewellery has been stolen after a burglary at a house in the Southfields area of Northampton.
Burglars broke into the house in Long Marsh Square between 11am and 4.15pm on Saturday, March 1.
The burglars broke in to the house by forcing a back window and once inside, a quantity of gold jewellery was stolen, including bracelets, necklaces and rings. These are pictured above.
The theft of jewellery has increased across the UK and police in Northamptonshire have stepped up high visibility patrols in areas of the county which offenders have been targeting.
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Behan is leading a team dedicated to tackling this type of crime.
He said: “The theft of gold and jewellery is not something particular to Northamptonshire - it is unfortunately a method popular with criminals travelling across the country. We are working hard to tackle this and we are having some success to that end working with regional and national partners investigating similar offences.”
Mr Behan said has recommended that all householders review their current home security arrangements to ensure that they are adequate.
The police officer has also recommended that people have an approved house alarm installed and get jewellery security marked.