Officers investigating a burglary in Sherborne are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

It is reported that at around 2.35am on Wednesday 1 May 2024, a man forced entry to the Sherborne Antiques Market in Cheap Street and stole several high-value antique rings.

The man is described as aged between 30 and 50 years old, five feet nine inches tall, and of large build. He was wearing a cap, gloves, dark-coloured clothing and a face covering.

It is reported that he left on a bicycle and rode along Cheap Street following the incident.

Police Constable Matthew Robinson, of Sherborne police, said: “I would like to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard suspicious activity in the area on the night of the incident.

“I would also ask residents in the area to please check their home CCTV system or doorbell camera to see if they have captured any footage that may assist my enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240064275. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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