TWO pensioners were burgled as they slept at a house in Bromsgrove, with the thieves getting away with priceless family jewellery.

It happened on Thursday, December 13 and West Mercia Police are appealing for witnesses or for anyone with any information that can help.

They say that between 11am and 3pm, the unknown perpetrator entered the house of an elderly couple whilst they were sleeping in Santridge Lane, Bromsgrove.

It's reported that various items of wedding jewellery were taken including a 22 carat solitaire engagement ring, a white gold eternity ring set with seven diamonds and a wedding band.

The victims were not injured.

Investigating officer, PC Stacey Hegenbarth, said: "This has understandably been a traumatic experience for the victims. The jewellery holds high sentimental value and we are seeking the public's help to reunite the jewellery to the couple and trace those responsible."

"The wedding jewellery is very valuable, and may have been sold on locally. We are appealing for any information relating to the rings whereabouts, if local residents have been offered jewellery for sale in unusual circumstances as well as if anyone witnessed any suspicious behaviour in Santridge Lane, Bromsgrove on Thursday 13 December, if you have any information, no matter how small, please get in touch. "

"In the meantime our officers will continue to work in local communities where family gold is targeted and offer crime prevention advice to those who might fall victim to this type of crime."

If you have any information, call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 0239ss of 17 December 2018 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.