E-fit Released In Jewellery Burglary Investigation, Worcester
Police are appealing for the public's help in identifying an e-fit of a man they would like to speak to about a burglary at a jewellery shop in Worcester earlier this month.
On Wednesday 1 August at 2.55pm, a woman working at Crystals in Friar Street left the shop for a short time, locking up behind her. When she returned at 3.10pm, she discovered that the doors were actually insecure and a couple were inside the shop, with the man leaning on the door.
She entered the store and spoke to the couple who said they were browsing and left. She then found that a display cabinet had been broken into and around 40 items of jewellery had been stolen. These were:
- 24 silver chains with stones inset, worth in total £500;
- 4 gold rings with various stones inset, worth £390;
- 7 pairs of gold earrings with various stones inset, worth £940;
- 1 gold bracelet with stones inset, worth £186.
PC Richard Harris from the Worcester City Centre Policing Team said: "The shop worker has supplied us with a description of the man she saw in the shop and we are keen to trace him.
"He could have been involved in the theft of the jewellery and if not he may be a vital witness to who was responsible. At the very least we would like to rule him out of our investigation.
"If you recognise him then please contact West Mercia Police via the non-emergency police number 101, or information can be passed on anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
"Also, please get in touch if you have been offered, or have seen for sale in suspicious circumstances, jewellery like those pieces stolen."
Issued: Wednesday 15 August 2012