Hundreds of pounds raised at a charity event and precious family heirlooms were stolen during a burglary at a house in Great Gransden.

Police said offenders broke into the house in Mill Road between 1.50pm and 5pm, on Tuesday.

They stole a jewellery box and its contents and a safe containing £500 in cash raised from a charity event, £300 in rand and a selection of jewellery.

Officers said the jewellery stolen was very distinctive due to a personal hall mark of a shield with RCD in it.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or may have seen or heard anything.

DS Colin Norden said: “The victim and her family have been left very upset by what has happened as some of the items were family heirlooms.

“I would appeal to anyone who has any information about the incident, or who may have seen people acting suspiciously in the area, to contact police.

“I would also appeal to anyone who has been offered to buy any of the items to contact us.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting 35/11453/18 or visit Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via