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Appeal after safe containing sentimental jewellery and cash are stolen

Police are appealing for information after a safe containing sentimental jewellery and cash was stolen in a burglary at a Barnstaple home.

The house in Old Tram Drive was targeted between 11am and 11.30am on Saturday 3 July.

Officers are searching for a male suspect who was wearing a dark clothing and carrying a distinctive floral-patterned laundry bag.

He is believed to have entered the property from the Tews Lane direction.

A large-sized safe was taken which contained money and items of jewellery including:  

  • A solid gold chain with a gold boxing glove pendant.  The pendant has diamonds where the string of the glove would be;

  • A gold charm bracelet with various charms including ‘mom’ and ‘nan’;

  • A gold chain and cross pendant;

  • A white gold diamond solitaire ring;

  • An old gold ring with a line etched around the top and bottom.

 All of the above items were in a black string pouch.

The suspect was wearing a dark-coloured hooded top, dark-coloured shorts and either boots or high trainers. 

He was carrying a distinctive, large, cream-coloured and floral-patterned zip-up laundry bag, similar to the one pictured, that would have been heavy due to its contents.   

Detectives are appealing for anybody that may have seen a male matching this description in the Roundswell or Bickington area on 3 July to come forward.

Anybody with information on the burglary or the stolen items is urged to call police on 101, or email,  quoting crime reference CR/055570/21.  

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111, or via  

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