Police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down jewellery that was stolen from a house in Filton.
Detectives investigating a burglary in Broncksea Road, on Saturday 19th October, have released photographs of some of the items of jewellery stolen in the break-in.
It happened between 4pm and 11pm, when thieves forced a small window to get into the house. The stolen jewellery is almost all gold and includes necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets and chains.
Pictured (clockwise from top left) are: large and small gold necklaces, a ‘Ganga Jamuna’ necklace, a silver chain and locket, a gold locket and chain, a child’s gold chain and locket, a child’s bracelet with the name ‘Humzah’, a gold and black beaded necklace, earrings and ring, gold bangles and a gold ‘bahi’ bracelet.
DC Alastair Binnie said:
“These items are obviously of great sentimental value to this family, and I’d ask anyone with any information which can help us recover them to call me on 101, quoting reference 104589/13. I’m also keen to hear from anyone who was in the Broncksea Road area of Filton on Saturday 19th October – they may have seen something which could help our investigation.”
Police say there have been a number of reported burglaries in South Gloucestershire where the thieves seem to have been looking for high value jewellery. They recommend that anyone with valuable jewellery keeps it in a safe which has been tested to ‘Sold Secure’ standard. They also suggest taking a set of photographs and keeping those in a safe place with descriptions of the items.
DC Binnie added:
“If you see anyone acting suspiciously around a neighbour’s house or garden in a way that makes you think they are going to break in please call 999 immediately. We’d prefer to get a call made in good faith rather than have another family come home to find they’ve been burgled.”
Anyone with any information which could help enquiries is asked to call the South Gloucestershire Priority Crime Team on 101. Alternatively, ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call.