JEWELLERY, cash and an array of Apple electrical products were swiped during a break-in at a property in West Byfleet on Monday last week (September 14).
The incident took place at between 3.30pm and 3.45pm at an address in Camphill Road, where it is believed the offender gained access by smashing the glass of the rear patio doors.
The homeowners disturbed the intruder – described as around 18 years of age – who ran off in the direction of Basingstoke Canal. He was of a medium build, 6ft tall, and had short dark hair.
Detective Constable Richard Pegden said: “The break-in to this house, and the theft of these items from the property, has had a huge impact on this family.
“The fact they disturbed the offender inside their home is harrowing enough but the items of jewellery, which included necklaces and cufflinks, are of huge sentimental value to the victims.
“I am keen for anyone who saw this individual to contact Surrey Police. Someone will know who is responsible for the burglary and I urge them to share this information with us.”
Anyone who can assist with the investigation is asked to contact Surrey Police quoting reference 45150083120. Alternatively, information can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.