Sentimental and distinctive items of jewellery and antique silverware has been stolen from a home in Budleigh Salterton after a burglar forced their way into the property.
Devon and Cornwall Police have released a number of images of the stolen jewels and silverware, and are appealing for information and witnesses to the crime, which took place in Copp Hill Lane, Budleigh, sometime between noon on Monday, December 27, 2021, and 4.15pm on Friday, December, 31.
Anyone who has recently been offered jewellery or silverware for sale is also asked to speak to the police.
Among the stolen haul are gold and platinum jewellery, pearls, diamonds, and antique silverware used for dining.
Among the items stolen were:
- an 18-carat gold ring with large oval sapphire and two diamonds (pictured)
- a platinum ring with three diamonds
- an 18-carat gold bracelet
- an 18-carat gold circular 3cm locket with ornate engraving on the front and initials engraved on the back
- an 18-carat brooch in the shape of a bow, approx. 3cm studded with pearls
- a pair of knot style earrings
- an 18-carat gold circular pendant, 2.5cm diameter, with fine gold bar across the centre studded with pearls
- a set of silver earrings with opal
- a pendant of a Spanish silver doubloon set in 18-carat gold, approx. 3.5 cm, on an 18-carat gold link chain. (pictured)
- Antique silverware which includes a jug with decorative engraving (pictured), fluted bowl (pictured), lipped sauce boat, silver engraved pepper pot (pictured), two salt bowls on shaped legs and silver salt spoons (one pictured).
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Police are appealing for information after a number of distinctive and sentimental items were stolen in a burglary on Copp Hill Lane, Budleigh Salterton.
“The suspect is believed to have forced entry into the property between noon on Monday 27 December and 4.15pm, on Friday 31 December.”
If you have any information to help police, call 101, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and quote CR/000981/22
Or call Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.