Police are appealing for information following a housebreaking at a farmhouse on the B794 road near to Corsock, Castle Douglas.
Between 11.30pm on Thursday 2 June and 1am on Friday 3 June 2016 entry was forced to the house by two men who stole various items of property, including a number of war medals, gold watches and antiques.
Detective Sergeant Graeme Robertson, Dumfries CID, is appealing for information.
He said: “I believe that whoever broke into this house knew what they were looking for – that is the medals, watches and antiques.
“The monetary value of the items stolen has not been established yet but we believe it runs into thousands of pounds.
“Thankfully the householder, a woman, who was in the house at the time, was not injured but she is very upset by what has happened.
“The men responsible are described as being well spoken, Scottish accents, average height and build and wearing dark clothing. One of the men was wearing a balaclava and gloves.
“Due to the rural location of the house and the items taken, we believe that the two men would have had to have the use of a car. It is also entirely possible that they may have been in the area before the break in ‘casing’ the house so I would ask anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious behaviour around the area during this time, or anyone who may have been offered these items for sale, to contact police.
Anyone with any information that can assist the ongoing investigation is urged to contact the CID at Dumfries Police Office via 101 or alternatively, Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.’