News 12 March 2009

Police appeal follows burglary

Jump ring charm braceletPolice are asking people who may have been offered handmade gold jewellery for sale to contact them if it matches the description of items stolen in a recent burglary.

The 22 carat gold pieces were stolen from a property in Northgate, Canterbury, between 6.45pm and 10.50pm on Wednesday, 4 March. Earrings, necklaces and rings to the value of £200, 000 were taken in the incident.

Photographs of the most distinctive items have been shown to local traders and given to the local press for publication. The crime is being investigated by Pc Jo Heard, who said: ‘These items are quite distinctive, they are handmade in 22 carat gold. We have made inquiries with shops in Canterbury but are not ruling out the possibility that the thieves may be attempting to sell the stock on in another areas, such as Thanet.

Earrings‘If anyone has been offered the jewellery, or has any information that may help us with our investigation, they should contact officers at Margate police station. I would also advise anyone who may be concerned about the security of their home or valuables to contact their local neighbourhood officer who will be able to offer help and advice on how they can improve their home security.’

Can you help?
If you witnessed the crime or have any information that will help officers contact police on 01843 231055 quoting reference EY/3709/09. Alternatively contact Kent CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111.