Clothes and jewellery stolen in Harpenden

EXPENSIVE clothing and jewellery were stolen in two Harpenden burglaries last week.

The first break-in happened between 7am and 7pm in St Stephen’s Court, Station Road, on Wednesday (April 6) in which items including a silver Tiffany bracelet and ring set, Tiffany pen, Dior necklace with ‘2Dior’ embedded in the chain and a Links of London charm bracelet with a snowflake, cocktail glass with a red cherry and a four-leaf clover on it.

The second burglary happened at the same location between 8.40am and 6pm in which numerous items of clothing and shoes were stolen.

The items taken were a size 10 Ben de Lisi dusky pink ball gown with tags, a blue Debenhams ball gown in a size eight, a blue/purple size eight Debenhams prom dress with a firework pattern on the straps and a pale blue strapless prom dress in size eight from Debenhams, as well as two pairs of size four Kurt Geiger shoes, one well-worn in a pink colour and one with a gold and bronze snakeskin effect.

Pc Caroline Smith, investigating from the Local Crime Unit, said: “We believe these burglaries are linked and I would encourage anyone who recognises these items or thinks they have seen someone trying to sell them to come forward.

“The dresses and shoes in particular are quite unusual items to be stolen and all have very distinctive descriptions.

“Alternatively, if you saw any suspicious activity around the flats on April 6, please do contact me.”

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Anyone with any information on these burglaries should ring Pc Smith via the non-emergency number 0845 33 00 222. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers (an independent charity) anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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