4:22pm Thursday 6th June 2013
By Richard Laidler
Police in Crook, Co Durham, are appealing for information after a burglary in which thousands of pounds worth of jewellery was stolen.
The items were taken from a detached house in the village of Barningham near Barnard Castle on Monday, June 3, between noon and 3pm.
The haul included three platinum eternity rings, one containing emeralds, the other two sapphires; a gold five-stone diamond carved half-hoop eternity ring with rose diamond points; a platinum eternity ring set with baguette-cut stones. Other items stolen included: two sets of cufflinks, one set made of rose quartz , the other gold; a 9ct gold ladies’ watch; an opal and chalcedony lozenge-shaped brooch; a three-colour gold circular pendant with applied garland oak leaf motifs on a chain.
Detective Sergeant Darren Phillips, of Crook CID, said: “I would appeal to anyone who thinks they have been offered any of these items for sale to contact police. We would also like to hear from anyone who noticed any suspicious activity or spotted any vehicles unusual in the village to get in touch.”
Crook CID can be contacted via the Durham Constabulary non-emergency number 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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