Haul of valuable jewellery and antiques stolen in St Albans burglary
PUBLISHED: 19:27 04 July 2017 | UPDATED: 19:27 04 July 2017
A haul of valuable and historic jewellery and antiques was stolen in a burglary in St Albans.
Thieves made off with a number of items after breaking into the property in Glenferrie Road, St Albans between Friday, May 26 and Tuesday, May 30.
Items stolen include:
■ A ladies’ gold engagement ring - trilogy twist with a diamond and two sapphires
■ An 18ct yellow gold ring with three diamonds
■ A gold bracelet with sapphires set in gold links
■ A pair of bespoke gold earrings containing sapphires and diamonds
■ A solid gold bangle with engraving detail to one half
■ A gold brooch with five circular and engraved parts, joined and mounted. Pin fastening from the 1920s or 1930s
■ A 9ct yellow and white gold necklace, chunky chain with clasp
■ An engagement or eternity style gold ring with diamonds set into claws within raised mount from the 1920s
■ A gold ring which has the band split into three horizontal strands with amethyst connecting the strands at staggered points
■ A gold plated ladies watch which has a small white face, gold case. Gold colour link bracelet
■ A gold necklace with a heart locket
■ A men’s Rotary watch with a white face, gold case and brown leather strap.
■ A sterling silver art deco bowl
■ An antique gold tie pin with twist near the end of the pin with an ivory head approx 15mm x 10mm - face of a bearded gentleman. Stored in burgundy leather and satin presentation case with hinged lid, same shape as tie pin
■ A silver art deco tea-pot highly decorative engraving in a melon design
■ An antique art-deco style tea-pot
■ Two antique silver match boxes which have engraved decoration, a hinged lid and strike bar in top of the lid
Police have released images of a distinctive 1920s art deco platinum ring with a lattice effect containing diamonds and sapphires stolen in the burglary as part of their appeal.
Detective Constable Colin Workman, from the St Albans Local Crime Unit, said: “We have been making enquires at local pawn shops and jewellers to try to trace these items but so far these enquiries are proving negative.
“I would appeal to anyone who believes they may have seen these items or has been offered them for sale to make contact with police as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Workman the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference F1/17/2544.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.