BURGLARS stole £3,000 worth of jewellery from a home in a County Durham market town earlier this month.

The thieves took the items during the overnight raid at a property on The Lendings, Barnard Castle, on June 2.

Police officers recovered some items during a search by the town's river but there are still several items missing.

They include a 25-year-old opal and sapphire cluster ring with a 9ct gold band; a ladies silver Accurist watch and a pair of sapphire and diamond stud earrings.

A Pandora silver bracelet containing numerous charms such as a snow charm, round charm with K on it, round charm with a globe on it, scales, dog, black penguin, New York and a Mum charm was also taken.

Several rings are still missing too including an 18ct gold v-shaped wedding ring with diamond detail, a gold engagement ring, gold opal ring and garnet and pearl ring.

An orange Stihl chainsaw with a 14-inch blade was also taken.

A spokesman for Durham Constabulary said: “Has anyone been offered this jewellery for sale? Have you heard who is responsible? If you have any information at all please get in touch.”

Images of the jewellery taken have been released. Visit northernecho.co.uk