RESIDENTS at a property in Ashley Heath called police after someone broke into their home.
Police were called to the address, in Lions Lane, between 9.30pm and 10pm on Saturday, September 16.
High-value jewellery was stolen in the raid, police said.
The offender is described as male, six feet tall and was wearing a dark-coloured hooded jumper.
PC Matt Cutler, of Dorset Police, said: “The jewellery that was stolen was of great sentimental value to the victim and we are doing all we can to identify the person responsible.
“I would like to hear from residents who may have seen or heard any suspicious activity in the area.
“Also, if you were in the vicinity and have either a dashcam, home CCTV or a doorbell camera, please check your footage during the timeframe for anything that may help my enquiries.”
Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via www.dorset.police.uk, or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230147307. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.