Burglars target Plymouth home and escape with around £35,000 worth of valuables
BURGLARS made off with more than £35,000 worth of jewellery, watches and electrical items after targeting a city house.
The thieves struck the property in the Mainstone area of Plymouth overnight between February 15 and 16.
Among the items taken were a ladies gold and platinum engagement ring housing a 2.09 carat princess cut solitaire diamond ring estimated to be worth around £20,000. Another valuable item taken was an Anaconda gents dress watch with a black leather strap and round back face, with rubies around the circumference and a diamond on each of the standard format numerals which was valued at between £5,000 and £8,000.
Other items included: two ring-mounted full sovereigns, four pendant-mounted full sovereigns with standard link chains, two half sovereigns, two gents heavy link ID-style bracelets, one standard link 18" gold chain, one gold 'T' bar bracelet, one gold 'T' bar necklace, a gents Storm dress wrist watch with a silver metallic bracelet blue coloured body and blue face; two Sony Playstations consoles and controllers. The thieves also took a small combination safe.
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Police have alerted second-hand stores and jewellers in the area as part of its Operation Inheritance scheme which warns those shops of potential stolen-items which crooks may try to sell.
If you have been offered any of the items mentioned or are aware of the burglary please call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting crime reference number EL/13/646.