Appeal after jewellery stolen in burglaries - South Gloucestershire
Added on 14 November 2017 at 15:23
We're asking help after jewellery was stolen in four burglaries in South Gloucestershire on Saturday 11 November.
- The first was in Durban Road, Patchway (5217258560). We were called just after 6pm by a householder who returned to find a conservatory door smashed and cash and a diamond and sapphire ring stolen. It’s thought the break-in happened between 10am and 6pm.
- Officers were then called just after 7pm to a report of jewellery of great sentimental value having been stolen from a house in Mackie Road, Filton (5217258562). The burglary happened between 4pm and 6.30pm and was discovered when the householder came home.
- There was another call at 7.25pm to Durban Road in Patchway (5217258565). Thieves gained access through a kitchen window to steal cash including US dollars and Chinese Yuan as well as a platinum and diamond ring. The break-in happened while the householder was out for just 40 minutes, between 6.45pm and 7.25pm.
- A family returned to their home in Stoke Lane, Patchway (5217258759) at about 1.30am on Sunday 12 November to find thieves had forced the kitchen window and stole gold jewellery and cash. The burglary happened between 3pm on Saturday and 1.30am on Sunday.
Officers have carried out house-to-house enquiries in each of the areas affected. Forensic investigations have taken place at each property and the Bobby Van, a specially trained police carpenter, will visit to offer home security advice.
Anyone with any information which could help is asked to get in touch online, or by calling 101, quoting the relevant reference number.
Alternatively ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call. You could even qualify for a reward and still remain anonymous.
Our advice is to keep high-value jewellery with a secure storage company and cash in the bank, rather than at home, following a number of incidents in which entire safes have been stolen.
More home security information and details on joining Neighbourhood Watch.
Remember, if you see someone acting suspiciously around a neighbour’s property, call the police straight away. If they’re obviously breaking in, ring 999. Otherwise, call the non-emergency number 101: our operators are on hand 24/7.