Weymouth Pensioner Left Heart Broken By Callous Thieves
6:56am 6th June 2014
An American silver dollar dating back to 1943, has been stolen from an elderly persons property in Weymouth.
Other items of high sentimental and monetary value were taken from the home on Abbotsbury Road, including a wooden box with an ivory playing card design on the top, an eternity ring made of white gold with diamonds all around, plus an oval locket with pictures of 2 men inside.
Dorset Police say the elderly victim was not aware until recently that the burglary had taken place, and they're said to be very distressed by the news.
It's thought the theft happened sometime in the last 15 months.
A 24 carat gold chain and gold sovereign were also stolen in the raid. The old American coin features President Lincoln's head on one side and an eagle and dollar sign on the other.
Detective Constable Steve Blackmore, of Weymouth police, said: "The loss of these items is very distressing for the victim as they have a high sentimental value.
"I am appealing for anybody who has information that could help recover the items to contact police as soon as possible.
"I would also like to hear from anyone who has been offered high value jewellery for sale in strange circumstances or for an unusually low price.
"All calls are treated in the strictest confidence."