Officers are investigating a break-in to a house in Dalbeattie in which an antique naval chest was stolen. Sometime between Saturday 3 and Saturday 10th March a large house on Barrhill Road in Dalbeattie was broken into.
An antique Georgian naval chest with a value of around £1000 has been stolen in the raid. The chest is a family heirloom and has been the only item stolen. The chest is described as being in the form of a writing desk with drawers down either side.
Constable Lee-Ann Hawker said, "We are carrying out door to door enquiries in the area and are looking for the assistance of the public. The house sits in it's own grounds however is overlooked at the rear.
"We are keen to hear from anyone who may have been on the Barrhill Road over the past week and who might have heard or seen anything suspicious. We would be keen to hear about any suspicious vehicle movements on that road over that period. Anyone who wants to pass any information to us about this matter should call us at Castle Douglas on the 101 number and quote the reference number PDG 0050310318."