Jewellery belonging to late relative stolen in Worcester burglary

Worcester News: Jewellery belonging to late relative stolen in burglary Jewellery belonging to late relative stolen in burglary

THIEVES smashed their way into a Worcester home and stole jewellery belonging to a family member of the owners who had recently died.

The burglary took place in Bicton Avenue, St Peter’s, on Wednesday, December 18, between 7am and 6.15pm.

The thieves smashed a rear glass door to get into the home and ransacked every room in the property.

Many items of jewellery were stolen from the house, which were not only valuable but of significant sentimental value.

The most distinctive items were a gold chunky charm bracelet with a number of golden charms and a Russian wedding ring with different coloured rings. A Prestigio tablet computer was also taken.
Police are now appealing for witnesses.

Detective Constable Dave Clews, who is investigating the incident, said: “This burglary shows just how much of an impact burglary can have on people. The homeowner has been left devastated because the items stolen belonged to a close member of the family who died recently.

“I would like to appeal for anyone to get in touch who saw any suspicious activity in St Peter’s during the day on Wednesday, in particular around Bicton Avenue and nearby footpaths and alleyways.

“Also, if you are aware of anyone attempting to sell on items of expensive jewellery in dubious circumstances, please let the police know.”

DC Clews can be contacted via the non-emergency police number 101 or information can be passed on anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Please quote the reference number 555s 18/12/13.

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