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Do you have information about jewellery stolen in a burglary in Hunnington, Halesowen?

West Mercia Police is appealing for witnesses or information following a burglary at a home in Bromsgrove Road, Hunnington, Halesowen on Wednesday 2 January in which jewellery was stolen.

signet ring

Between 1pm and 5.45pm it is reported that perpetrator unknown has forced entry into the house.

It's reported that a quantity of gold, silver and pearl jewellery including a gold and black signet ring (pictured),  bracelet and Pandora charm bracelets were stolen.

The victims were not injured.

Investigating officer, PC Calista Crosfield said: "A home has been broken into and jewellery taken from within, thankfully no one was hurt during the incident.  We are seeking the public's help to find the jewellery and those responsible.

"We are appealing for any information relating to the whereabouts of the jewellery, if local residents have been offered jewellery for sale in unusual circumstances as well as if anyone witnessed any suspicious behaviour in Bromsgrove Road, Hunnington, Halesowen on Wednesday 2 January please call 101." 

"In the meantime our officers will continue to work in local communities where family gold is targeted and offer crime prevention advice to those who might fall victim to this type of crime"

Anyone with information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 0477s of 2 January 2019.  Alternatively, information can be given to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via the website. 

 

West Mercia Police offers the following security advice:

•    Keep the jewellery in a safe place and locked up if possible. Consider installing a safe at home which is securely fixed to the floor or wall. See www.securedbydesign.com for police approved safes.

•    Ensure that the jewellery is insured.

•    Consider storing high value items elsewhere such as in a bank deposit box; contact your bank for details.

•    Make a list of all jewellery stored in your house with a description of each item.

•    Photograph all pieces of jewellery against a plain background with the ruler next to them to give an idea of size.

•    Consider registering your jewellery with a registration company.

•    Make sure your home is kept secure at all times: keep windows and doors locked, switch lights on when going out to make your home looks occupied, use burglar alarms and install security lights on the outside of your property.

Issued: 11.30am, Wednesday 9 January, MC, Corporate Communications.

Published 09/01/19