Police appeal after £10,000 burglary haul

POLICE are appealing for information after burglars stole more than £10,000 worth of items from a house in Cowfold.

The house in Kent Street was broken into through the patio doors whilst the owners were away.

Police believe the burglary took place between 3pm and midnight on Friday (January 21).

Items stolen from the house include two laptops, a flat screen television, an antique banjo barometer, a bronze statue, a mantle clock and jewellery.

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the items to contact them.

The French Style mantle clock, which was worth £5000 is described as about a foot high, with four gold knobs on the top and a cracked white face with roman numerals.

The bronze statue, which was worth £1000, is described as solid bronze, with a male slave on his knees and a naked female standing next to him. The statue has a rectangular base and is approximately 2ft 6inches tall and weighs about 15kg.

A Cameo brooch, which was also stolen from the premises, is worth about £650 and is described as having a deep gold mount with a gold chain on the outside.

A Sussex Police spokesperson said: “If anyone saw anything suspicious around this time on Friday, or has any information about the burglary or the items stolen, please contact Police on 0845 60 70 999.”