£40,000 Of Jewellery Taken In Burglary

31 May 2013, 14:50 | Updated: 31 May 2013, 14:54

Bedfordshire Police

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward after £40,000 worth of jewellery and commemorative coins were stolen during a burglary in Kensworth near Dunstable yesterday Thursday May 30

The burglary happened at a property in Common Road, Kensworth, between 10.30am and 1.54pm, after the offenders forced open a dining room window. The offenders then searched the house before forcing open a safe which contained £30,000 worth of women’s jewellery, a set of three Jubilee commemorative coins worth £9,000, and a silver Nelson Mandela coin which weighs a kilogram and is valued at £2,100. The thieves also stole a laptop computer and spare car keys before leaving the property.

Detective Constable Ian Knapgate, who is investigating the incident, is keen to hear from anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area prior to the burglary.

DC Knapgate said: “The victims of this burglary have been left absolutely devastated by the break-in and the theft of so many sentimental items. I would really like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time or anyone else who may have information – however small or insignificant they think it is – that could help us. Don’t dismiss your information as unimportant – even tiny details which don’t seem relevant now might become useful later on in the investigation.”

If you have information relating to this incident, contact DC Knapgate, in confidence, on 01582 394071, the non-emergency 101 number, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.