ASIAN gold worth tens of thousands of pounds were stolen from a Braintree home.

Police are investigating after Asian gold jewellery worth a five figure sum was stolen from a home in Masefield Road, Braintree.

The burglary is believed to have happened between 9.30pm and 10pm on Friday.

A messy search of the property was carried out by unknown suspects.

DC Jo Lewis, at Braintree Police Station, said: “As part of the investigation officers are conducting lines of enquiry, including CCTV scoping.

“We would ask any residents or passers-by, who think they may have seen something suspicious in the road around the time of the incident, to contact us.

“Burglary is a despicable crime, and we will follow every investigative route, with the aim of re-uniting the homeowners with their jewellery.”

Anyone with information should contact Pc Lee Mullen at Braintree CID on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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