Police are appealing for witnesses after a Sherborne jewellers was burgled early this morning.
The incident took place at Hudson and Hall, on Cheap Street, at around 2.59am.
The offenders broke into the premises by smashing the glass on the front door, before stealing a large number of Hugo Boss watches with a combined value of more than £5,000.
Sergeant Rachel Goodwin, of the Sherborne Police, said: "This burglary happened sometime overnight when the premises were unoccupied, and a large quantity of expensive watches have been stolen.
"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 Hugo Boss branded watches in strange circumstances or at unusually low prices."
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 13:21. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.