Police release stolen jewellery pictures
Dated: 29 Jun 2012
Police investigating an aggravated burglary in Northumberland are releasing details and images of some of the jewellery stolen in an effort to catch those responsible.
Around 11pm on Tuesday, June 26, three men broke into a house in Capheaton. They threatened the occupants of the house and tied them up.
One of the men stole the couple's black VW Scirroco and used it to drive to their nearby jewellery shop in Kirkharle Courtyard. An amount of jewellery was taken from the shop as well as jewellery from the couple's house. The men then fled the scene and dumped the car in Acomb near Hexham.
Enquiries into the burglary are ongoing and officers have been speaking to local people and checking CCTV footage in the area as well as linking in with neighbouring police forces in Cumbria, Durham and Lothian and Borders.
Detective Chief Inspector Ian Bentham said: "We have had a positive response from the public in Capheaton, Kirkharle and Acomb and are following up a number of calls that have come into the incident room.
"We are still appealing for anyone who thinks they may have seen anything or anyone suspicious in the three areas over the last week or on the night of the offence to get in touch with us.
"The jewellery that was taken is unique in style and each piece has distinctive serial numbers and markings on them.
"If anyone is offered any of the jewellery for sale or has any information as to its whereabouts I'd ask them to contact police as soon as possible.
"The FAH clover style marking is unique to this jeweller and if anyone sees any jewellery with it on I'd ask them to get in touch."
Extra patrols remain in the area and anyone with any concerns can speak to local officers face to face or contact them on 101 ext 69191.
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