Appeal for witnesses after £50,000-£100,000 of jewellery stolen from safe

Police have released this composite photograph of jewellery stolen from an East Langton home.
Police have released this composite photograph of jewellery stolen from an East Langton home.

Detectives are appealing for information today (Monday) after a burglary in East Langton where family jewellery worth between £50,000-£100,000 was stolen.

The break-in happened at about 7.30pm on Friday, January 10, at a home in Grange Lane.

The home-owner returned home to disturb a man in the grounds of the property.

The thief had broken in through a first-floor window and “made off at speed”, police said, in a pale, silver-coloured saloon-style car. The registration plate began with the letter ‘R’.

The suspect is described as white, aged in his 20s with short brown hair, and was wearing a light-coloured T-shirt and baggy trousers.

Stolen from the property was a safe containing jewellery worth between £50,000 and £100,000. It included watches, a necklace, bracelets and earrings.

A quantity of cash was also taken. Police did not specify the amount.

Detective Constable Melanie Fisher, the investigating officer, said: “The victims have been left upset at the loss of their family jewellery and are keen to do everything possible to ensure the return of their property.

“We have released images of jewellery in the hope in tracing it. We would urge jewellers and pawn brokers to have a look at the images and contact us if they have been approached by someone selling similar items or even visited by someone asking for them to value the items.

“We are also keen to speak to anybody who saw someone acting suspiciously in the area on Friday, January 10 ,or who knows who may be responsible for the burglary. Any calls received will be treated in confidence.”

Anyone with any information should contact Det Con 4433 Melanie Fisher on the police 101 number, follow the instructions to leave a message for the officer and when prompted, key in the officer’s identification number 4433.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.

Story by Alex Blackwell

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