Jewellery worth £30k stolen in burglaries in Long Ditton and Addlestone

Warning: Police told people to be aware

Warning: Police told people to be aware

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter - Richmond and Twickenham

Police have issued a warning after Asian gold jewellery worth more than £30,000 was stolen last week.

A home in Ditton Hill Road, Long Ditton, was targeted by burglars on Thursday, May 8, between 2pm to 2.30pm, when thieves entered the property through a porch door.

The burglars stole various items of Asian jewellery worth more than £2,000, including a gold heart shaped necklace, gold bangles and earrings.

On the same day, between 1.15pm and 2.30pm, a home in New Haw, Addlestone, was also targeted, with more than £20,000 of Asian gold jewellery stolen.

In another burglary in New Haw, a homeowner discovered the front door lock had been tampered with and the back door to the conservatory and kitchen doors had been badly damaged sometime between Tuesday, May 6, and Friday, May 9.

In this incident, about £12,000 of Asian jewellery was stolen.

Police urged people to lock doors and windows, keep valuables out of sight and register valuable items with

Detective Superintendent John Boshier said: “Asian gold jewellery plays an important role in religious festivities and celebrations with many items handed down through generations. These are not just valuable items, but also have great sentimental worth.

“Detectives and neighbourhood officers work closely together to both relentlessly pursue those who commit these offences and to prevent such offences occurring.

“We recognise that keeping Runnymede and Elmbridge safe can only be achieved through good community relations and strong partnership working with residents and local organisations.”

Anyone with information about the stolen jewellery or information relating to the burglaries should call Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference 45140037142, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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