GOLD rings worth £6,500 were stolen when raiders smashed into a car near Hurn on Monday morning.
The black Kia Sportage was targeted between 11.30am and 11.45am in a small gravel car park close to the Mildren Construction site in Matchams Lane.
Its passenger window was broken and a handbag containing a purse was snatched.
The platinum-gold rings were inside the purse – an engagement ring with a square diamond worth around £4,400, an eternity ring valued at nearly £1,500, and a wedding ring worth more than £500.
Police have released pictures of the jewellery and are urging people to come forward if they recognise them or have been offered them for sale.
Community support investigator Chis Wilson said: “We are making enquiries into this theft and I would urge anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the Matchams Lane area around the relevant time, or may have captured anything on dashcam, to please contact us.
“I am also keen to hear from anyone who comes across these items of jewellery matching those stolen being offered for sale in unusual circumstances locally or online.
“Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to remind members of the public not to leave valuable items unattended in their vehicles wherever possible.”
Those with information should contact Dorset officers on 101, quoting crime reference number 55200172658, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.