A group of men broke into a house in Harvey Road, Goring on Thursday November 7th and stole jewellery. The police are appealing for witnesses.
The thieves forced open the front door of the house and searched it before taking jewellery including a gold charm bracelet, a pearl necklace, a distinctive gold bracelet with rams’ heads on either end and a collection of other gold rings, including the victim’s wedding and engagement rings.
At about 2.00 pm they walked out of the home, passing the victim on her way up the driveway.
The four men were all dressed in blue fleece-like jackets and blue trousers and were aged 30 to 40. One had a round face.
They are thought to have escaped in a dark vehicle that was parked at the junction of Harvey Road and Southsea Avenue.
Sussex Police launched Operation Magpie to tackle burglary across the county.
PC Louisa Tyler said: “The burglary happened in the middle of the day in a residential area where there are often vehicles and walkers coming and going.
“I’m hopeful that someone in the area saw the men involved or them getting into the vehicle to escape.
“Please contact us if you saw or heard anything, no matter how insignificant you might think it is. It could be of vital importance to my investigation.
“I would also urge anyone who is offered jewellery for sale at a low price to contact us. It may be stolen and if you buy it and we confiscate it you will not get your money back.”
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 781 of November 7th, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.