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Mum's wedding ring among jewellery stolen in Down burglary


A wedding band was among the jewellery stolen. (stock photo)

A wedding band was among the jewellery stolen. (stock photo)

A wedding band was among the jewellery stolen. (stock photo)

Police have appealed for information after a large amount of jewellery was stolen from a home in Moira.

It was taken from the Little Wenham area on Monday November 25. The burglary was reported to police sometime between 1pm and shortly after 10.15pm.

Among the jewellery taken was the wedding ring of the resident's mother, a number of other rings, a gold watch, a number of bracelets and charms were also stolen.

Detective Constable Brennan said that the jewellery is of "significant sentimental value to the home owner".

“Burglaries are a violation of people’s personal space and cherished possessions – items that not only are of great personal value to the owner, but possessions which are significant investments of both time and cost. Having sentimental items stolen has a lasting impact on those directly affected," he said.

“Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area at the time of the incident to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 2082 25/11/19.

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

A list of the items stolen during the burglary included:

Female wedding ring – 21ct soft gold plain band

Diamond and emerald gold ring – the centre stone was emerald surrounded by small diamonds with a gold bridge on either side

Diamond solitaire gold ring

Gold signet ring – with a square face which had a diagonal line across the centre, on the top half was a ‘squiggle’ pattern and on the bottom half the initials ‘EM’

Silver signet ring – child size, with damage to the base.

Male gold signet ring with a black stone

Female gold signet ring with a black stone

Females gold watch with a gold link bracelet

Gold gate bracelet with 5 bars

Gold gate bracelet with 4 bars (quite fine)

2 Silver charm bracelets – one of which had charms including a ‘coach’ and a ‘donkey’, amongst others. The second bracelet was quite chunky, with charms

Gold, fine chain necklace with ‘scorpio’ pendant in gold letters

Gold chain with a ‘Star of David’ pendant

Gold eternity ring with 5 small diamonds

Gold heart shaped locket, approximately 1.5cm in size with photos inside (mother and father in one side and grandmother in other). The locket has the initials EM on the front and has damage to the rear in the form of a dent

Gold ring with a blue coloured stone at the centre and lighter coloured stones around it

Gold link bracelet with a solid band with ‘Elizabeth’ engraved

Small gold ‘house’ figure charm

Silver ‘Kiwi’ figure charm

Silver child size bangle with a hinge opening and safety chain. It had an etching design on surface.

Belfast Telegraph