12th Nov, 2019

Redditch Police appeal after gang steal jewellery from senior citizen

POLICE are seeking information on three women and a man with ‘East European accents’ following a burglary in Icknield Road, Beoley.

At around 3pm on April 9, the quartet knocked on the door of the home of an elderly man.

While one of the women distracted him Police suspect the others may have got over into his home to steal jewellery, much of it of sentimental value.

It is believed they parked their getaway car in a nearby street.

The three women were aged between late teens to early 20s with tanned skin and wearing dark clothing.

One of the woman wore a scarf.

The man was in his 30s and also had tanned skin.

PC Dan Icke said: “We would like to speak to anyone who may have seen this incident or seen people in the area at the time matching the description.

“The jewellery is highly sentimental and it may have been sold on locally.

“If local residents have been offered jewellery for sale in unusual circumstances over the past few weeks please get in touch with 101.”

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Police say:

• Keep jewellery in a safe place and locked up if possible.

• Ensure that the jewellery is insured.

• Consider storing high value items elsewhere such as in a bank deposit box.

• Make a list of all jewellery stored in your house with a description of each item.

• Photograph all pieces of jewellery against a plain background with the ruler next to them to give an idea of size.

• Consider registering jewellery with a registration company.

• Make sure your home is kept secure at all times with windows and doors locked, lights switched on when going out, use burglar alarms and install security lights on the outside the property.

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