AN APPEAL has been launched to find engagement and wedding rings which were stolen during a burglary on an elderly Bromsgrove couple.
The house in Santridge Lane where the couple lived was broken into between 11am and 3pm on December 17 while the pair slept.
Various items were stolen, including a 22 carat solitaire engagement ring, a white gold eternity ring set with seven diamonds and a wedding band.
Fortunately the couple were not injured but the incident has caused a lot of distress for the elderly victims.
Investigating officer PC Stacey Hegenbarth said: “This has understandably been a traumatic experience for the victims.
The jewellery holds high sentimental value and we are seeking the public’s help to reunite the jewellery to the couple and trace those responsible.”
“The wedding jewellery is very valuable, and may have been sold on locally.”
She urged anyone with any information on the rings’ whereabouts, anyone who had been offered jewellery for sale in unsual circumstances and anyone who saw anything in the area at the time to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
“If you have any information, no matter how small, please get in touch.
“In the meantime our officers will continue to work in local communities where family gold is targeted and offer crime prevention advice to those who might fall victim to this type of crime,” she added.