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Appeal after distraction burglary in Swanwick

Posted on 4th October 2018

We’re appealing for witnesses after a burglary at a house on Cromwell Drive, Swanwick on Monday, September 24.

Officers believe the house was targeted sometime between 11am and 12 noon. A 69-year-old woman was in her front garden, when a man stopped and spoke to her.

We believe that shortly after this, the man entered the house through the unlocked back door.

The man is described as white, in his early 30s and around 5ft 7ins tall. He was wearing a plain navy hoodie and a green beanie hat with a pattern round the edge.

During the burglary, an amount of cash was taken as well as a large quantity of jewellery, much of which holds sentimental value.

We have released images of several items that were taken including a gold ring with a green stone and a distinctive necklace. Other items include a man’s full sovereign ring, an Armani watch and bracelet, blue amethyst earrings and necklace, a string of pearls and several antique rings, as well as an amount of cash.

Appealing for information, PC Holly Watson said: “I’d ask anyone who has recently been offered similar items for sale to get in touch, as they may be able to assist with our enquiries.”

If you have any information which may assist with our enquiries, please get in touch using one of the following non-emergency contact methods.

Please quote the reference number 18000459891 and the name of the officer in the case, PC Holly Watson, in any correspondence.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.


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