Police are appealing for witnesses after thieves broke into a farmhouse in the Harborough district making off with jewellery and £600 cash.
The burglary took place on Tuesday, April 29, between 10am and 11am at a farm bungalow in Illston Lane just off the B6047 between the A6 at Harborough and the A47.
Police only released the information this afternoon (Wednesday).
Officers believe three men were involved in the break-in with two of the suspects seen getting in and out of a silver four-door hatchback.
Investigating officer Det Con 4624 Jess Rippington said: “There is no footpath along this part of the road and pedestrians are rarely seen.
“It’s also difficult to park out of the way of passing traffic so I am sure that the vehicle and the men on foot would have attracted the attention of motorists.
“I would urge anyone who may have seen these men, the vehicle or the stolen property to get in touch with us.”
Descriptions of the men are:
Suspect one: Slim build, late teens to early 20s, short, dark hair, large nose, wearing a grey/white hoodie underneath a dark blue jacket with grey lining, jeans, trainers and gloves. He was also seen wearing a red bandana with a white pattern.
Suspect two: White, stocky build, aged 25-30, initially seen wearing a dark blue padded puffa-style jacket, Russian-style fur hat, grey jogging bottoms, dark trainers and gloves. When he re-enters the yard later he was seen changing his clothes and was seen wearing jeans and light-coloured trainers.
The stolen property includes a sapphire ring and matching earrings, a Wedgwood brooch, pearl necklace, several gold rings, other earrings and a purse containing £600 cash.
The vehicle was described as a silver four-door hatchback, possibly a VW Golf or Polo, fitted with a front spoiler and horseshoe alloy wheels.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Det Con 4624 Rippington on the police 101 number, quoting crime number LA/01271/14-5, or phone Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous, on 08000 555 111.
Story by Alex Blackwell.