Belfast Telegraph

Police appeal over Derry burglary spree - diamond rings and cash taken in raids

Police are investigating after a series of raids on homes in the Londonderry area in which cash, diamond rings and jewellery was stolen.

Investigators have linked three burglaries and another attempted forced entry in the Mount Vernon, Woodbrook, Drummond Park and Portlock Place areas on Friday between 6.30pm and 10.15pm.

Cash and gold rings stolen, one a gold engagement ring with three small diamonds with the middle diamond missing, the other a gold ring with a ruby centre and two pearls on either side of it, were taken from one home.

In another three rings and a silver storm watch were stolen. While in the third a handbag containing cash and bank cards was taken.

Detective Constable Marshall said: “We are investigating a possible link between these incidents and I am appealing for anyone who witnessed any suspicious persons or vehicles in the area around the time to contact detectives in Strand Road.

"I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have seen a black Volkswagen Golf in the area to come forward.

"Anyone with information that could help with the investigation should call 101 quoting reference numbers 1143, 1174 or 1416 23/02/18. 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.

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