Southened burglars steal jewellery worth £20k

Burglars steal jewellery worth £20k

Burglars steal jewellery worth £20k

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ELDERLY residents had their home ransacked by burglars who stole jewellery worth £20,000.

Detectives in Southend are appealing for information after a house in Poynings Avenue, Southend, was broken into and thousands of pounds worth of jewellery stolen.

The elderly owners discovered their home had been ransacked and jewellery and other items worth in the region of £20,000 had been taken.

A man was seen acting suspiciously in the area at the time. He is described as white, in his mid-20s, with black wavey hair, of stocky build and approximately 6ft in height. He was seen to be walking with a limp and wearing a light blue top, black trousers and black trainers.

Dc Andy Copley of Southend CID said: "The jewellery that was stolen was of immense sentimental value to the family and they are devastated. I would urge anyone who may have seen anything suspicious to contact us.”

The break in happened sometime between 12.15pm and 2.30pm on Saturday, July 19.

Anyone with information about the burglary or if anyone saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area can call DC Andy Copley on Essex Police 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously with information on 0800 555 111.

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4:56pm Mon 21 Jul 14

danger2013 says...

The victim should have invested in a decent alarm and this theft would not have occurred. The thief must be having a good time on this money.
Hopefully the insurance will cover the loss.
The victim should have invested in a decent alarm and this theft would not have occurred. The thief must be having a good time on this money. Hopefully the insurance will cover the loss. danger2013
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5:44pm Mon 21 Jul 14

VeteranOfMany says...

Thats why banks have safety deposit boxes
Thats why banks have safety deposit boxes VeteranOfMany
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6:58pm Mon 21 Jul 14

mr fast says...

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/business-17224
846

Banks stopped doing safety boxes a long time ago it seems!
http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/business-17224 846 Banks stopped doing safety boxes a long time ago it seems! mr fast
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7:25pm Mon 21 Jul 14

runwellian says...

If you have valuables to that amount in any home, them common sense says you need a burglar alarm and CCT which is very cheap these days.

It seems somebody knew what they had, plus where and when to look fro it.

If you don't want to lose it, lock it up!
If you have valuables to that amount in any home, them common sense says you need a burglar alarm and CCT which is very cheap these days. It seems somebody knew what they had, plus where and when to look fro it. If you don't want to lose it, lock it up! runwellian
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12:46am Tue 22 Jul 14

BasildonDond says...

Nobody has the right to break into someones home and take things not belonging to them whether they have an alarm / CCTV or safe. I hope this lowlife is found soon and punished appropriately
Nobody has the right to break into someones home and take things not belonging to them whether they have an alarm / CCTV or safe. I hope this lowlife is found soon and punished appropriately BasildonDond
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5:22pm Tue 22 Jul 14

BasildonDond says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Idiots for not alarming the property no sympathy.
How r they idiots ? Peoples home's should be safe without the need to install alarms. The bigger problem is punishing those who steal property not belonging to them. This poor eelderly couple have had their home violated by some worthless scumbag. Hope they're caught soon
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Idiots for not alarming the property no sympathy.[/p][/quote]How r they idiots ? Peoples home's should be safe without the need to install alarms. The bigger problem is punishing those who steal property not belonging to them. This poor eelderly couple have had their home violated by some worthless scumbag. Hope they're caught soon BasildonDond
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