A couple were tied up by a gang of burglars during a break-in at their Crawley home.
Police said the pair had been out on Monday evening (March 13) and returned to their home in Buckswood Drive at about 8pm.
They found a patio door had been smashed and as they went inside they were grabbed by four men.
Police said the men forced them to open a safe, containing jewellery, watches and a large quantity of cash.
They were then tied up in a bathroom, but managed to escape after the men left.
The men are described as all being white, wearing masks and gloves. They spoke in broken English and to each other in a language that the homeowners were not able to identify.
Police said the couple were not injured.
Anyone with information is asked to report online to https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal/ quoting serial 1319 of 13/03.
Alternatively, you can call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).
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