High-value silverware, rings, bracelets and ornaments were stolen in a burglary at a house in Uckfield last week.
Police said the break-in, on Wednesday, March 1, was at a detached property in Highview Lane. The offender “made a tidy search of several rooms” and stole high-value goods methodically.
Among some of the more unusual items stolen were seven George III silver teaspoons, a silver box with an elephant lid, a silver oval snuff box, 12 pineapple shape place settings, a pair of Sarah Jones silver salt cellars with duck feet and duck head spoons and a Chinese pagoda ornament.
Missing jewellery includes a Victorian gold brooch with seed pearls and turquoise gemstones, a 15-carat gold bracelet with padlock, a seven stone diamond eternity ring, a diamond cluster ring and an emerald and diamond ring. Some 200 Euros in cash was also taken.
Inspector Tony Wakefield, of the Wealden neighbourhood policing team, said: “As some of the silverware items were fairly unusual we are hoping it may make them easy to identify, possibly by a trader who may be offered them or displayed in a shop window. Possibly they may be seen for sale online.
“We are also keen to speak to anybody who was in Highview Lane around lunchtime last Wednesday and who may have spotted something out of place, such as an unfamiliar vehicle or any suspicious behaviour”.
Anyone able to help with information is asked to report it here, quoting serial 863 of 01/03.