A MAN has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the robbery of jewellery and a war medal from an elderly lady’s bedroom.

Jewellery, watches and a Military Cross medal were taken from the home of an elderly lady in Stockbridge during the early hours of March 23.

Police said at the time that the victim awoke to find two men, with their faces covered, already in her bedroom.

A 31-year-old man from Andover has since been arrested in connection with the investigation and currently remains in custody.

Police have also shared images of the stolen items and an appeal to anyone who may have been offered them “in suspicious circumstances” to get in touch.

As well as the medal and the items pictures, the stolen items include:

  • Three Longines watches, one with a silver linked strap and diamonds around the face. Two others are gold.
  • Raymond Weil watch with a gold face and black leather strap
  • Omega watch with a gold oval face
  • David Morris pearl and diamond necklace with matching earrings
  • Three string pearl necklace
  • Pince nez glasses in gold

The medal, which was awarded for acts of exemplary gallantry during active operations, was in a presentation case that was signed by the King.

Officers investigating are keen to speak with anyone who may be able to assist their enquiries.

A statement from Hampshire Constabulary read: “Maybe you have been offered or have seen items of jewellery and a Military Cross medal for sale?

“Anyone with information can call 101, quoting the reference 44200107588.

"Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”