Crooks steal necklaces, rings and watches in burglary

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Thieves stole more than 10 pieces of sentimental jewellery from a home in Hemel.

The burglary happened in Bathurst Road, Highfield, between 6.30am and 9pm on Thursday, July 28.

Thieves got in through an unlocked garage before breaking into the property via the back door.

Several items were stolen including:

> A 24-carat gold ring with seven flower-set diamonds

> A diamond cross pendant on a silver chain (pictured)

> 24-carat gold cross on a chain (pictured)

> An emerald cross pendant on a silver chain (pictured)

> A men’s Citizens Echo drive watch

> A gold sovereign coin

> A silver Tiffany necklace with a letter ‘E’ pendant, which was engraved on the back – ‘Ethan 25th March 2009’

> A silver Tiffany bracelet

> A gold and amethyst oval pendant

> A baby’s silver brush and comb set

> A silver rocking horse Christmas tree decoration inscribed with “1st Christmas”

> A black and white handbag

Detective Constable Gemma Francis, who is investigating, said: “The victims have understandably been left upset by what has happened as many of the items taken had great sentimental value.

“Some of the items taken are quite distinctive and I am appealing for anyone who may have come across them, or has seen them advertised for sale, to get in touch.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who may have information about the burglary. Did you see anyone acting suspiciously in the area between the times stated?

“Any information, no matter how seemingly insignificant, could greatly assist the investigation.”

Anyone with information should call the Dacorum Local Crime Unit on 101, quoting crime reference D1/16/5436.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.