MORE than £12,000 worth of items have been stolen from guests' rooms at an Isle of Wight hotel.
Police have appealed for witnesses after the burglary at the Ocean Hotel, Sandown Esplanade, on Friday.
A police spokeswoman said items were taken from three rooms.
"Amongst the property stolen was a large quantity of ladies jewellery, including several heavy gold and diamond bracelets, a large stoned ruby and diamond high set ring, a Chopard gold floating diamond necklace, a topaz necklace, ring and earrings, several pairs of diamond earrings, two mobile phones and a digital hand held motion camera," she said.
The suspect was described as white, aged between 40 to 50 years old, slim build and skinny face with black hair that was longer on top and greying around the sides. He was wearing a short sleeve light coloured, possibly blue shirt and blue jeans.
Investigating Officer DC Victoria Hayward said: "This is a very rare occurrence during a busy bank holiday weekend and we are asking members of the public or businesses who have an interest in buying or selling jewellery to be on the lookout for someone trying to sell this rare and unusual jewellery. Some items may not be hallmarked as they were purchased abroad."
Anyone with information can contact DC Hayward at Newport DCID by phoning 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.