DETECTIVES investigating a burglary in Northallerton are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Sometime between 10am and 4pm on Wednesday, February 20, an iPad, cash and items of jewellery were taken when thieves broke into a house on St James Drive.

A gold pocket watch engraved with the initials JAG was also stolen during the burglary.

Detective Constable Jason Roper said: “The pocket watch belonged to the victim’s late father and holds great sentimental value for her.

“I am appealing to anyone who can help to identify those responsible for this burglary to come forward as soon as possible.

“If you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area around the time of the incident, please contact the police or Crimestoppers as soon as possible.”

Contact police on 101, select option two and ask for Jason Roper or Northallerton CID. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800-555-111.