THIEVES stole distinctive antique items in a burglary in Scarborough.

The house, in the old town area of Scarborough, was broken into while the owners were away between March 9 and 12, and items including two silver candelabras, two silver candle sticks with candle snuffers, seven cut crystal dressing table pots with silver tops and a rare, antique clock were stolen.

Other stolen items include three silver baby rattles, a green marble chess set, ten silver napkin rings, six silver condiment pots, a digital camera and a silver corkscrew.

Detective Constable Jeremy Pratt of Scarborough CID, said: “The stolen goods are quite distinctive, in particular the clock, of which there are not many in circulation, particularly in the Scarborough area. As well as being distinctive, the items are also of great sentimental value to the owners.

“I am appealing to anyone who has seen or been offered such items for sale recently, to contact the police. In particular, any antique or second hand shops who may have been offered them or have seen them for sale.”

Anyone with information should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, email or phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.