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June 8 2012.

Police are appealing for information after a break in to a Seaford store.

At around 1.30am on Wednesday (6 June) the Costcutters on Princess Road, Seaford, was broken into.

As a result of the break-in two safes were stolen along with a large amount of cigarettes. The safes contained the Jubilee weekend's takings along with a large quantity of family heirloom jewellery belonging to the owners. A quantity of postage stamps were also inside the safes.

Detective Constable John Steven from East Sussex CID said: "The jewellery is  absolutely priceless to the family. It was passed down to them from generation to generation within the family and is irreplaceable.

"The jewellery is very distinctive and ornate and is of Sri Lankan and Indian origin."

Sussex Police would like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area around the time of the break in.

Officers would also like to hear from anyone who has been offered cigarettes, stamps or jewellery for sale or from anyone who knows someone who has come into some unexplained money recently.

Anyone with information is asked contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 155 of 6/6 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.