TWO safes containing the Jubilee weekend’s takings and the owner’s family heirloom jewellery and a large quantity of cigarettes were stolen from Costcutters in Seaford on Wednesday June 6.
Police are appealing for information after a break in at the Princess Road shop at around 1.30am.
A quantity of postage stamps were also inside the safes.
Detective Constable John Steven, from East Sussex CID, said: “The jewellery absolutely priceless to the family.
“It was passed down to them from generation to generation within the family and is irreplaceable.
“The jewellery is very distinctive and ornate and is of Sri Lankan and Indian origin.”
Sussex Police would like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area around the time of the break in.
Officers would also like to hear from anyone who has been offered cigarettes, stamps or jewellery for sale or from anyone who knows someone who has come into some unexplained money recently.
Anyone with information is asked contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 155 of 6/6 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.