Police appeal after high value burglary in Sopley

Hampshire Constabulary
Hampshire Constabulary

Detectives at Lyndhurst are appealing for information after the theft of £10,000 in cash and high-value jewellery from a house in Ringwood Road, Sopley.

Sometime between 9.30am and 3pm Thursday, July 18, a burglar forced entry to the home of a 49-year-old woman.

The jewellery includes diamond bracelets, earrings and rings, some with ruby and sapphire.  Most of the jewellery is of 9 carat gold, but one diamond ring is set in platinum.  Also missing are two men’s signet rings, four ladies’ wrist watches, two men’s wrist watches – one a Rolex submariner and the other a Breitling Super Ocean with a black face – and a Cannon EOS SLR camera.

Some of the women’s rings were given to the aggrieved by her aunt and mother.

PC Adrian Jones is asking for help from the public.  “I am seeking assistance in identifying the offender.  The house is on a busy road in a small village.  Anything or anyone who looked out of place that day would have been really noticeable,” he said.

PC Jones also would like to hear from anyone who thinks they may have been offered some of the missing jewellery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Jones at Lyndhurst CID on 101 or to contact the anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.