POLICE are looking to reunite owners of items recovered during an 'unprecedented' spate of house burglaries in parts of the city.
In what officers believe was a localised and targeted campaign, the area of St Thomas and Cowick have been hit by an average of a burglary a day since the end of July.
The Echo reported last week that a 14-year-old boy had been arrested and charged for two counts of burglary and was released by magistrates on bail.
Inquires are on-going and a police appeal for any information relating to the crimes is still active.
And now investigating officers have released details of some of the distinctive items they have recovered during the course of their inquires in a bid to return them to their real owner.
Among them are a Cartier pen and a set of cuff links. Also taken has been jewellery, handbags, laptops and wallets.
DC Matt Burnell, of Exeter CID, said: "Fortunately in the last week we have seen a drop in the number of burglaries in St Thomas.
"But if possible I would like to publicise details of some of the items we have and appeal for the owner to come forward so they can be returned to where they belong.
"The pictures show a Cartier pen and set of cuff links. They have been seized during inquiries in the St Thomas area and I am keen to reunite them with their owner.
"If anyone knows who they belong to they can contact me on 01392 451 550."
Police have asked the public to be their "eyes and ears" in the community with all incidents taking place overnight – many while residents have been sleeping upstairs – with homes targetted because of their poor security.
There have been recorded offences in Duckworth Road, Isleworth Road, Buddle Lane, Western Road, Bowhay Lane and Powderham Road among others.
DC Burnell added: "What has been happened in St Thomas was different to any other part of the city. It is on a scale that I cannot remember happening before.
"It could be related to the time of year as entry has been secured through open windows and doors.
"The loss of property and sentimental items such as jewellery is always a concern. We want people to feel safe in their own home."