Bay of Plenty police are looking for information after a "brazen" burglary in broad daylight.
Jewellery with sentimental value was among the items taken in the robbery on Papamoa Beach Rd, Papamoa East, on Tuesday.
An Apple laptop, alcohol, a camera and shoes were also stolen.
Police say the burglar entered through a front window between 10am and 11am, after the house's occupant left for about an hour.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Papamoa police on (07) 348 0099, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.