Police are appealing for witnesses and information after jewellery was stolen from a 72-year-old woman in Peacehaven between Monday 2 March and Friday 6 March.
The victim was moving from Saltdean to her new home in Arundel Road. It is believed the items have either been stolen from her new home or from her car while it was being unloaded.
They include a gold signet ring initialled APW, a rose gold medallion engraved with details of a 1932 cycling event, a green enamel frog brooch, a nine carat gold fish-shaped charm and an amber set heart-shaped brooch with a gold fastener on a nine carat gold chain.
PC Amy Shingleton says: “The victim is deeply upset about the incident as the items hold great sentimental value and her greatest wish is for her to be reunited with them.
“If anyone has any information about the whereabouts of the items or has recently purchased or has been sold them please contact us.”
Sussex Police has launched Operation Magpie to target burglary across Sussex.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101 quoting 354 of 06/03. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 FREE.