A burglar kicked his way into a Northampton flat and stole a large amount of jewellery some of which belonged to the victim’s late grandmother.
The burglary happened between 7pm and 7.50pm on Sunday, December 30, within a block of flats in Dunster Street, The Mounts.
A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: “An offender entered the block of flats through the open communal door and kicked the door of one of the flats off its hinges.
“The offender searched the property and stole a wooden jewellery box containing a large quantity of jewellery, much of it of great sentimental value, notably her own baby jewellery and that of her late grandmother.”
The burglar was chased from the block of flats in the direction of St Michael’s Road.
He is white, 6ft and wore a black puffa jacket and a white or grey beanie hat, with a darker-coloured pattern recurring through it.
He wore grey trousers and had a pair of white running shoes.
Among the items of jewellery stolen were a:
22ct gold large band wedding ring with moon and stars pattern.
18ct gold sapphire engagement ring
Silver cross with diamond necklace
9ct gold child’s ring with mother of pearl and ruby stones
White gold cross necklace
Anyone with information can call Northamptonshire Police on 101.
Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.