West Yorkshire Police are appealing for anyone offered World War Two service medals for sale to get in touch.
Medals from the conflict , including a ’39-45 Star’, were taken during a burglary at a house on Crewe Road, Castleford at 6.30am and 3.15pm on Friday 21 December.
The medals belonged to the householder and had been passed down by his father who fought in the war.
Other items of strong sentimental value were taken during the burglary including a George V Sovereign Ring, World War Two knives including two 12 inch blades one with a dark brown handle, the other a yellow one and two German Secret Service daggers. A sovereign necklace, charm bracelet, wedding bands and a signet ring were also stolen along with some money.
Officers are appealing for anyone who has information about the burglary or anyone who is offered any of the items to contact Wakefield CID by dialling 101.
Source: West Yorkshire Police