Thieves stole expensive jewellery and collectables during a burglary at a Wareham auction house.
Offenders broke into Cottees Auction Limited, East Street some time between 3:30pm on Wednesday December 26 and 9am on Monday December 31.
Thieves smashed a window and stole 39 items of antique jewellery and a range of other collectables from cabinets.
Police Constable Luke Davis of Wareham Police said: "This burglary happened sometime over the Christmas and New Year period when the premises were unoccupied, and large quantities of expensive antique items have been taken.
"We are interested to hear from anyone who may have seen any suspicious behaviour in the area at the time of the incident, or have any other information that could help with our investigation.
"I would also like to hear from anyone who has been approached to buy any jewellery or antique items in strange circumstances or at unusually low prices."
Witnesses or anyone with information should contact Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 31:147.