Police hunt jewellery thieves after Southend burglary

Police hunt jewellery thiefs after Southend burglary

Police hunt jewellery thiefs after Southend burglary

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THOUSANDS of pounds worth of jewellery was stolen in Southend yesterday.

Detectives are appealing for information after a house in Keith Way, Southend, was broken into between 9am and 6.30pm.

The owners returned home to find their porch window has been smashed and their house ransacked with jewellery and other items worth in the region of £10,000 stolen.

Dc Layla Barker of Southend CID said: "The jewellery that was stolen was of immense sentimental value to the family and they are devastated.

“This is a quiet residential neighbourhood and I would urge anyone who may have seen anything suspicious to contact us.”

Anyone that can help with any information about the burglary, or if anybody saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area is asked to contact Dc Layla Barker on Essex Police 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Police are also urging residents to keep their homes secure, especially during summer when doors and windows may be left open.

A range of crime prevention and home security information is available on the Essex Police website www.essex.police.uk in the Be Safe section.

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4:32pm Sun 13 Jul 14

jolllyboy says...

Terrible experience but who these days keeps that much jewellery in their house !
Terrible experience but who these days keeps that much jewellery in their house ! jolllyboy
  • Score: -5

4:47pm Sun 13 Jul 14

We Run The Streets Of Basildon - Fuuck Da Feds says...

jolllyboy wrote:
Terrible experience but who these days keeps that much jewellery in their house !
Ali G
[quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Terrible experience but who these days keeps that much jewellery in their house ![/p][/quote]Ali G We Run The Streets Of Basildon - Fuuck Da Feds
  • Score: -1

5:46pm Sun 13 Jul 14

BIRLIS says...

jolllyboy wrote:
Terrible experience but who these days keeps that much jewellery in their house !
Well, it's not very convenient to have to pop to the bank every time you won't to change your watch! I wouldn't class that as an excessive value to keep at home.
[quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Terrible experience but who these days keeps that much jewellery in their house ![/p][/quote]Well, it's not very convenient to have to pop to the bank every time you won't to change your watch! I wouldn't class that as an excessive value to keep at home. BIRLIS
  • Score: 9

7:07pm Sun 13 Jul 14

danger2013 says...

Sounds like it might of been one of these Asian gold burglaries I keep reading about.
Sounds like it might of been one of these Asian gold burglaries I keep reading about. danger2013
  • Score: -1

9:47pm Sun 13 Jul 14

the25man says...

The Police advise keep your doors and windows closed but it made no difference in this case. Even if they are caught not a lot will happen to them. Until there is more Police around with the Courts backing them up this sort of thing will happen more and more.
The Police advise keep your doors and windows closed but it made no difference in this case. Even if they are caught not a lot will happen to them. Until there is more Police around with the Courts backing them up this sort of thing will happen more and more. the25man
  • Score: 3

8:37am Mon 14 Jul 14

John Right says...

The Indians love to own gold, by the bucket allows them to show off about the wealth they have..
The Indians love to own gold, by the bucket allows them to show off about the wealth they have.. John Right
  • Score: 0

8:50am Mon 14 Jul 14

_Lotus_ says...

jolllyboy wrote:
Terrible experience but who these days keeps that much jewellery in their house !
How much jewellery do you think that would amount to?

A few expensive items could easily amount to £10,000.

I fully agree with the person that says it would not be very convenient to have to go to the bank everytime one wants to change their watch.
[quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Terrible experience but who these days keeps that much jewellery in their house ![/p][/quote]How much jewellery do you think that would amount to? A few expensive items could easily amount to £10,000. I fully agree with the person that says it would not be very convenient to have to go to the bank everytime one wants to change their watch. _Lotus_
  • Score: 1

10:56am Mon 14 Jul 14

Russ13 says...

jolllyboy wrote:
Terrible experience but who these days keeps that much jewellery in their house !
"£10,000 of jewellery and other items"

Wedding/engagements rings alone could be easily worth £2K-£3K on their own for starters, a couple of nice watches, iPads, laptop, games consoles and games would very very quickly add up to £10K.

You wouldn't have to be particularly extravagant to have goods worth that kind of money.
[quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Terrible experience but who these days keeps that much jewellery in their house ![/p][/quote]"£10,000 of jewellery and other items" Wedding/engagements rings alone could be easily worth £2K-£3K on their own for starters, a couple of nice watches, iPads, laptop, games consoles and games would very very quickly add up to £10K. You wouldn't have to be particularly extravagant to have goods worth that kind of money. Russ13
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