Hunt for OAP’s stolen gems

DO YOU RECOGNISE THIS JEWELLERY? -- police have issued these two photos of the precious items that were stolen from the elderly lady's home on Lacey Avenue in Hucknall. Can you help solve the crime?
DO YOU RECOGNISE THIS JEWELLERY? -- police have issued these two photos of the precious items that were stolen from the elderly lady's home on Lacey Avenue in Hucknall. Can you help solve the crime?

DETECTIVES have launched a fresh appeal in a bid to trace sentimental and distinctive pieces of jewellery that were stolen in a raid at a pensioner’s home in Hucknall.

The burglary happened at a house on Lacey Avenue some time between Saturday September 3 and Thursday September 8.

stolen jewellery 2

stolen jewellery 2

The owner was away on holiday at the time.

The raiders broke in by smashing glass in the back door of the property. They then rummaged through the house, looking for valuables.

Det Sgt John Wadden, of Hucknall CID, is leading the investigation.

He said: “These items are of great sentimental value to the owner, who is a lady in her 80s.

“Any burglary is traumatic for the victim but to return home and find someone has broken into your house and taken things which you have treasured for many, many years and have great personal worth, irrespective of their monetary value, is particularly hard to take.

“I would urge anyone who believes they witnessed or heard the burglary, or if they have been offered these items, to contact Nottinghamshire police or Crimestoppers immediately.

“Hopefully, we can restore this jewellery to its rightful owner.”

Anyone with information about the burglary or the whereabouts of the jewellery can call Hucknall CID on the new Nottinghamshire police non-emergency number of 101 (extension 804 4733).

Alternatively, call the free and confidential Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555111.