AN elderly Steyning couple was left shaken when burglars raided their home.
They did not see or hear anything at the time but were left shocked when they made the discovery.
The burglary was one of two in the town on consecutive days, when jewellery and hundreds of pounds in cash were stolen.
Sussex Police are investigating the raids, which happened on Thursday, February 12, and Friday, February 13.
A house in Coxham Lane, was targeted first, when burglars forced their way in some time between 11.45am and 1.15pm and stole a large amount of jewellery.
The next day, there was a break-in in Clivedale Gardens some time between 5pm and 8.30pm, and cash totalling a few hundred pounds was taken.
Detective Constable Mark Buckley said: “We are investigating these two offences, which occured within just a day of each other in this rural location.
“Both sets of victims are understandably shaken, especially the elderly couple who were at home when the burglars broke in, though they didn’t see or hear anything.
“We are appealing for witnesses to either break-in. Coxham Lane is a busy road and right near a school and it happened right in the middle of the day.
“We are reminding people to be vigilant and report suspicious people and vehicles immediately.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on firstname.lastname@example.org quoting serial 1464 of 13/02. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.