Police in Gloucester issue images of Asian jewellery stolen in a break-in last week
5:05pm Tuesday 8th October 2013 in News
POLICE in Gloucester have issued images of Asian jewellery stolen in a break-in last week.
The burglary is one of two offences in the last few weeks in which 22 carat gold was taken from houses in the city.
The most recent incident happened in Abbeymead last Thursday (October 3) daytime.
Amongst the items stolen were five pieces of Asian gold with a value of several thousand pounds. Anyone who has seen the jewellery pictured since the break-in is urged to call 101, quoting incident 335 of October 3.
It follows a break-in in Merevale Road between 11am and 7.45pm on Saturday September 28.
Again thousands of pounds worth of Asian jewellery including gold bangles, necklaces and earrings were taken.
It is likely that the burglary was committed by more than one person and the offenders would have made a lot of noise. Anyone with information on this case should call 101 quoting incident 451 of September 28.
Police cannot rule out a link between the two break-ins but there is no evidence to indicate they were committed by the same people.
Crime Reduction Officer Kim Mowday said: "Gold has a high market value so is a potential target for burglars and thieves.
"With Diwali coming up in November and gifts being exchanged it may be wise for people to start thinking about where property is stored and who knows about it.
"Take photos and write descriptions if possible so that if the worst does happen you have a record of what was taken."
More advice can be found at the crime reduction pages of www.gloucestershire.police.uk.