Jewellery worth more than £40,000 has been stolen during a burglary at Ashby Indoor Market.
It happened sometime between 6.30pm on Saturday 11 November and 5.20am on Monday 13 November.
It is believed the offenders smashed a glass panel on the roof of the premises in Market Street in order to gain entry.
Jewellery was stolen from a stall before the suspects left the building.
A number of items were taken, including four Belcher 9ct gold chains with a combined value of £1,400.
The theft has had a significant impact on the victim, a 75-year-old woman, who said she is “devastated” by the incident.
She added that she has put her life savings into running the stall and is concerned that she may have to close down as a result of the burglary.
Members of the public are being asked if they saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area over the weekend and are advised to be wary of anyone offering items of jewellery for sale in and around Ashby.
Nearby businesses that may have CCTV footage capturing the offenders gaining entry or leaving the market hall are asked to contact PC 916 Philip Brind-Surch on 101.
Source:: Leicestershire Police News