A elderly pensioner has been robbed by heartless thieves in Perthshire after they broke into her home and stole jewellery worth a “substantial” amount of money.
A woman in her eighties was targeted during the house break-in which occurred at Riverside Cottages, Comrie, between 1pm and 1:30pm on Tuesday April 23.
During the break-in the thief stole a quantity of cash along with items of jewellery including a gold and platinum 3-diamond ring, a gold and platinum diamond solitaire ring and a gold Victorian style belcher bangle with small diamond.
The stolen jewellery is of great sentimental value to the victim.
Police have launched an investigation and are looking to trace a man who was seen in the immediate area at the time in question.
He is described as white, in his early 20s, about 5ft 10in and medium build with facial stubble, wearing a grey and blue hooded top and carrying a green plastic bag.
He was last seen leaving the area crossing the Ross Bridge in the direction of Dalchonzie.
Also taken during the robbery was a sapphire and pearl gold ring, a gold and quartz pendant, a gold amethyst and quartz pendant, a gold engraved bracelet with hanging pendant, a gold brooch with five pearls, a gold star brooch pendant with diamonds and pearls and a matching marcasite and jade pendant and ring.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Although the total monetary value of these items is substantial, more importantly they are of huge personal importance and sentimental value to the victim, who is an elderly lady in her eighties.”
“If you have any information that could assist our investigation, in particular if you saw the person we would like to trace or have been offered jewellery for sale, please contact us on 101 or speak to any police officer.
“Information can also be given anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111. Our reference is CR/10511/19.”