JEWELLERY of 'extreme sentimental value' has been stolen from a house in Frome.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a burglary on Lynfield Road, Frome yesterday (March 24) between 8am and 7pm.

Items of jewellery were stolen while the victim was out at work, such as a gold necklace with a teardrop shaped opal pendant and a men's gold ring with a buckle and a small diamond.

It is thought the thieves got into the property through the rear patio doors.

Detective constable Jon Hooper from Operation Remedy said: “This burglary has understandably left the victim extremely distressed, as thieves have been through every room in the house and stolen items of extreme sentimental value.

“If anybody sees jewellery items which match these descriptions for sale then please get in touch as the owner would be hugely relieved to get them back.

"We would also ask for anyone who may have been in the area yesterday and may have seen anyone or any vehicles acting suspiciously to please get in touch.

“It’s always worth reminding people to check that all windows and doors are closed and locked before leaving the house, especially with the milder spring weather we’ve been having.

"Opportunist thieves can and will target homes they see as being easy to gain access to – don’t make it easy for them.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police via their website or by calling 101 quoting reference number 5221063427.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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