Witham: Burglars steal thousands of pounds of gold jewellery from house (From Braintree and Witham Times)
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Witham: Burglars steal thousands of pounds of gold jewellery from house
A family's collection of gold jewellery worth thousands of pounds has been stolen in a burglary.
More than 30 items of gold jewellery, all of great sentimental value, were taken when intruders broke into a house in Turstan Road, Witham, between 10am and 1.45pm on Tuesday.
Thieves broke in through a rear door and ransacked rooms to find the jewellery that was worth a five-figure sum.
They then carried it out in a pillow case.
Investigating officer, DC Shelley Tarling, said: "Members of the family are devastated because the jewellery included family heirlooms that had been passed through the generations.
"We want to hear from anyone who has been offered small items of gold jewellery for sale in suspicious circumstances and we want to hear from anyone seen acting suspiciously in Turstan Road during the morning and early afternoon of October 15.
"We believe that the thieves may have made a great deal of noise as they broke into the property."”
Anyone with any information should contact DC Tarling or her colleagues at Braintree CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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