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Jewellery Worth Thousands Stolen in Burglary

Published on: 20 Jun, 2013
Updated on: 21 Jun, 2013
Ockham Road North in West Horsley

Ockham Road North in West Horsley

Thousands of pounds worth of jewellery has been stolen in a burglary in West Horsley.

Thieves gained entry to a residential property in the Ockham Road area (B2039) by forcing open a kitchen window on Tuesday (18 June) afternoon, sometime between 12.30pm and 5.15pm. The intruders made an untidy search of rooms throughout the house and made off with three necklaces and earrings.

West Horsley sign 470The jewellery pieces are described as a large ornate gold necklace with diamonds, a white pearl necklace with matching earrings and a black pearl necklace with matching earrings.

Detective Constable Russell Cannon investigating said: “This was a burglary which happened in broad daylight and it would appear that the offenders attempted to enter the property at a number of different points. The items stolen are of a high value and it would be likely that the thieves were only interested in jewellery, which is easily portable and can be sold on.

“I would urge anyone who may have seen any vehicle or individual acting suspiciously in the vicinity to contact Surrey Police as soon as possible. Incidents of this type not only leave the victim having to face the loss of sentimental items but can affect their feelings of security and enjoyment of their own home.”

Guildford Borough Commander Inspector Amy Buffoni said there are a number of ways in which residents can help protect their homes and help prevent becoming a victim of crime themselves.

“When leaving your house during the day, make sure all doors and windows are closed and locked. Fit and use an alarm system – the average cost for an audible alarm is about £600.

“If you have jewellery or other small items of value then fit a safe and photograph them. There are also many ways of marking property nowadays, including an ultra violet pen marking the postcode, or using a DNA based water that is unique to your property.

logo-surrey-police-darkBG“Leave a radio on during your absence and ask a neighbour to remove any parcels. If there is a Neighbourhood Watch in your road then join it and if not then consider starting one.”

Anyone with information which could help detectives bring the offenders to justice is asked to call 101 quoting reference GD/13/5164. Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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