AN investigation has been launched after thieves cracked a safe and stole around £10,000 worth of jewellery from a south Belfast house.
The incident happened in the Glenholm Crescent area of Four Winds on Friday sometime between 8.30am and 5.40pm.
Thieves entered through a rear window and drilled open a safe located in the house.
Diamond rings, earrings and various items gold jewellery as well as a sum of New Zealand dollars were taken.
Police say a number of items are particularly important to the owner as they belonged to a recently deceased relative.
Anyone who noticed any unusual activity in the area or anyone with any information is asked to contact detectives at Castlereagh on 0845 600 8000.
The burglary is the second robbery in the area within a few days.
A 91-year-old woman was the victim of a distraction burglary.
A female called at the elderly woman’s house in the Newton Park area of Four Winds around 3pm on Monday.
She claimed to have lost her cat and said it might be in the lady’s back garden.
A short time later a neighbour phoned the lady after spotting a man climbing over her fence.
The lady then discovered an upstairs bedroom had been ransacked and a purse containing a sum of money had been stolen.
Detectives in Castlereagh have also asked anyone with information to call them on 0845 600 8000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.