Elderly woman’s jewellery stolen as she slept in her Portsmouth home

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A COLLECTION of jewellery built up over a lifetime was stolen from an 80-year-old woman as she slept in her home in Copnor.

Police have launched an investigation after someone entered the address in Aylen Road, Copnor, Portsmouth, between 11pm on Friday, October 19, and midnight on the morning of Saturday, October 20.

The collection of jewellery, worth up to £5,000, was built up over a lifetime by the victim, police say.

Watches, bracelets, earrings and rings were among the items taken, and one of the watches is described as a silver metal ladies’ watch containing large square blue stones. Another is described as a silver Marcel Drucker watch.

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have noticed anyone acting suspiciously around residential streets near the railway line late on Friday night or just after midnight on Saturday morning in the Copnor area of Portsmouth.

Office are undertaking enquiries to trace the jeweller and urge people who know anyone trying to sell the items to contact police or Crimestoppers.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the identity of the suspects are asked to contact Fratton police station on 101. Mini-com users can phone 01962 875000.

Information can be given anonymously by phoning Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.