The search is on to find the thieves responsible for the theft of two hoards of ‘sentimental’ jewellery and cash.

Two homes in Bricket Wood fell victim to burglars last month and numerous items were stolen.

The first took place on Monday, November 7. in Oakwood Road between 11.45am and 1pm, where the burglar(s) entered the property by smashing a side window.

They searched several rooms before taking a quantity of cash and several items of jewellery, including a pearl earring and necklace set, a gold cross on a gold chain, a gold necklace and a long pearl necklace.

Det Cons Rhys Tom, investigating, said: “The elderly victim is devastated that her sentimental jewellery has been stolen and the burglary has made her feel unsafe in her own home.

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area between the times stated who may have seen something suspicious to please come forward and talk to me.

“I would also like to hear from you if you are offered jewellery for sale which matches the items described.”

On November 17, between 7.45pm and 10pm, a home in the the Jenkins Avenue/Reynards Way area was targeted. The burglar(s) forced their way in and left behind a substantial mess.

A 9ct gold wedding band, a gold wrist watch with a dark leather strap, two strand pearl necklace, a silver ring with a large blue stone, a necklace with a silver pendant containing blue and orange stone, a silver ring which had blackened in colour, and a chain with a silver cross were all stolen.

Once again, the items are of great sentimental value to the victim.

Police are appealing for information and witnesses and can be contacted on the non-emergency number 101.