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Detectives ask for help after sentimental Jewellery stolen in Littleover burglary

Posted on 4th May 2017

Detectives from our dedicated burglary investigation team are appealing for witnesses after items of sentimental jewellery were stolen from a house in Littleover, Derby. 

The incident happened between 12 midday on Saturday, April 29 and 4.30pm on Monday, May 1, whilst the occupants of a house on Normanton Lane, Littleover were away for the weekend. 

The offender forced open a side kitchen window to enter the house and then stole items of jewellery from the house. 

Amongst the items stolen was a ‘Ashes to Glass’ pendant that has been made from the ashes of the victim’s deceased mother. 

The pendant is gold coloured with a burgundy centre and is pictured with a similar item that belongs to the victim’s sisters. Also pictured are two rings that were stolen.

The officer investigating the burglary is DC Hayley Jones who said: “To have your home broken-in to is always an unpleasant thing to happen but in this case it has been made worse as the things stolen had a particularly sentimental attachment for the victim and as such are irreplaceable. 

“We are focussing on the Monday between 11 and 11.15am when a witness has seen a man walking up and down the driveway of the house and then walked off up Normanton Lane towards the White Swan pub.” 

This man is described as being white and in his mid to late twenties. He had short dark hair that was said to be slightly longer on top. He was wearing a dark coloured top and carrying a black ruck sack over his left shoulder. 

DC Jones continued: “ We would like to speak to anyone who has seen anything suspicious between these dates, has been offered any of these items for sale or can give us any information about this crime.”

 If you think you can help, please call Hayley on 101 quoting reference number 17000181235. 

Alternatively send her a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website here. 

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