THIEVES stole a collection of jewellery from a property in Church Lane, Skegness between 3.50pm and 10pm on Sunday.
The offenders gained entry by smashing the kitchen window at the rear and then made a search of every room.
A selection of very distinctive jewellery was stolen including pearl earrings and a pearl necklace, a filigree necklace, two rings with red stones, gold and silver bracelets and four watches with gold and diamante detail.
Additionally, an Apple Imac white laptop was taken, together with a black wallet inscribed with ‘Pedigree Pet Foods 2 million pounds” containing £200 cash.
DC Emily Wooll-Rivers, from Skegness CID, said, “The jewellery that was stolen was valuable and had great sentimental worth as it had been collected for over forty years.
“It is not replaceable and the couple from the property are understandably very distressed by the incident.
“We are appealing for anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in or around the area and, in particular, are appealing to any dog walkers who were using the field at the back of the bungalows during that afternoon and evening”.
Anyone with information should contact DC Wooll-Rivers at Skegness Police Station by dialling 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.