Cou­ple left dev­as­tated by £9,000 jewel theft

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - STU­ART GREER

AN el­derly cou­ple have been left heart­bro­ken af­ter ir­re­place­able jew­ellery was stolen in a bur­glary.

Thieves smashed their way into their home on Nab Close, Bolling­ton, and room.

They stole jew­ellery worth around £9,000 in­clud­ing a dia­mante coronet worn by the vic­tim on her wed­ding day in 1960.

Other dis­tinc­tive items in­cluded: a gold watch by Gar­rard en­graved with a recog­ni­tion for ‘15 years’

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ev­ery ser­vice to Unilever PLC’; an an­tique gold watch chain with gold sov­er­eign which is more than 100 years old; gold cuff links with Chi­nese lucky in­scrip­tion on the ovals; a col­lec­tion of stick­pins; an en­gage­ment ring with five di­a­monds in a half hoop; an en­gage­ment ring with square emer­ald with a sin- gle di­a­mond each side; a gold bracelet; gold locket; gold cuff links with en­gine turned dec­o­ra­tion on all four ovals; a stain­less steel ‘Pre­ci­sion’ watch with ra­dio tim­ing and so­lar charg­ing, and £250 cash was also taken.

The break-in took place be­tween 2pm on De­cem­ber 15 and 4pm on De­cem­ber 19.

Pc Phill Tuck, from Mac­cles­field po­lice, said that the bur­glary had caused ‘a great deal of up­set and dis­tress’ to the cou­ple.

He said: “The el­derly vic­tims re­turned home to find the rear of their house had been se­verely dam­aged by the of­fend­ers who had at­tempted to force en­try through the rear pa­tio door but failed.

“The of­fend­ers then smashed their way through the rear UPVC kitchen door caus­ing a huge amount of dam­age in gain­ing en­try to the house where ev­ery room was en­tered and sacked.

“The bur­glary oc­curred while the oc­cu­pants were away vis­it­ing friends and fam­ily be­fore the Christ­mas pe­riod.

“I am ap­peal­ing to mem­bers of the pub­lic who may have been in the area of Nab Close, Bolling­ton, be­tween De­cem­ber 15 and 19 and seen any per­son or ve­hi­cle act­ing in a sus­pi­cious man­ner.

“I am also look­ing to hear from mem­bers of the

ran- pub­lic for in­for­ma­tion if they have seen or been of­fered any of the jew­ellery for sale.

The in­ci­dent has caused the vic­tims a great deal of up­set and dis­tress due to the items be­ing ir­re­place­able.”

Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion is urged to call po­lice on 101 quot­ing in­ci­dent no 699 19/12/2015, or al­ter­na­tively con­tact Crime stop­pers anony­mously on 0800 555 111.

Some of the items taken dur­ing the bur­glary on a home in Bolling­ton

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