THOUSANDS of pounds worth of cash and jewellery were stolen during a burglary in Kidderminster.

It happened in Summerhill Avenue between 6pm last Thursday and 6.25am last Friday.

The offenders went through a gate into the rear garden, climbed on a roof above the garage and kitchen and forced a bedroom window.

They stole £1,130 in 20p coins, which were packed in green £10 money bags, £420 in £20 notes, and a further £400 in £20 and £10 notes.

The jewellery taken was an 18 carat gold ring with a platinum mount which had a large central diamond, surrounded by six or seven sapphires and smaller diamonds worth £2,500, a 22 carat gold ring with a large ruby surrounded by diamonds worth £1,000, a £500 18 carat gold ring with two ruby clusters and two 22 carat gold plain wedding bands.

Also taken was a George III copper penny dating from 1800.

House to house inquiries have been carried out and leaflets letting residents of the area know about the burglary have been delivered.

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact Detective Constable Colin Millward on the non-emergency number 101 quoting incident 55-s-140214 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111