Indian wedding jewellery is stolen in burglary

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BURGLARS stole traditional Indian wedding jewellery in a break-in.

The thieves broke into the home in Randolph Road, North End, via the back door and stole cash and gold headwear, necklaces, bracelets and earrings which had gems and jewels on them.

PC Steve Ryan from the burglary investigation team said: ‘I am appealing for anyone who heard or saw anything suspicious to come forward.

‘The burglars seemed to target the address and stole only specific items and a quantity of cash. Other high- value items were left.

‘The stolen jewellery is distinctive, and it is of high value but also of significant sentimental value to the family. The damage caused to the back door of the property must have caused a considerable amount of noise which neighbours or passers-by may have heard. I would urge anyone with information, or who may have been offered these items for sale, to contact me or to speak to Crimestoppers anonymously.’

The burglary happened between midday on February 19 and 11pm on February 21 but police have only just released details.

Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to contact PC Ryan at Fratton station on 101 or 0845 0454545.

Alternatively call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.