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Distraught family supplies police with pictures of stolen jewellery
A family has been left so distraught by the theft of jewellery from their Cheam home they supplied police with detailed drawings of the items in the hope of getting them back.
Burglars took 47 pieces of Asian jewellery, worth more than £10,000, from the family home in Devon Road after smashing through the patio door while no-one was in between 7.40am and 1.10pm on Wednesday, October 2.
The intruders did a thorough search of the house, even pulling up carpets and going into the loft, before leaving with a haul of rings, bangles, necklaces and pendants.
In the hope of getting the jewellery back, the family has supplied police with detailed drawings, photos and a full list of the items stolen and officers are appealing to members of the public to come forward if they have seen any of the items.
The jewellery is worth more than £10,000
The owner, who did not want to be named, said: "We are very keen to recover the items because they are of great sentimental and financial value."
Police have urged owners of expensive jewellery to store it in a safe or bank safety deposit box, photograph each item, get a valuation from an insurance company and to mark items with a suitable product.
If anyone recognises the items, they can call police on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.