caratPolice appeal following high value burglaries in Houghton and Washington

Lydford Court, in Newbottle, Houghton. Copyright Google Maps.
Lydford Court, in Newbottle, Houghton. Copyright Google Maps.
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Police are appealing for help after two high value burglaries on Wearside in which jewellery was stolen.

The first burglary happened between 11am on Friday, November 27, and 2pm on Sunday, November 29 at an address in Lydford Court in Newbottle in Houghton.

Jewellery was stolen during the burglary including a gold locket; a three colour gold bracelet with a flat smooth flexible band; a gold ring with a large black oval opal stone; a ladies Russian gold oval face watch with a thin black leather strap; a long silver necklace with different shaped links; two men’s silver ORIS pocket watches.

Amerian and Canadian dollars were also stolen.

Between 6.45pm on Friday, December 18 and 8.15pm on Friday, December 18, a property in Graylands in Rickleton, Washington, was burgled.

The following items were stolen a mikimoto pearl necklace with a Faberge egg pendant; an OMEGA watch serial number 121307469, the watch is 18 carat yellow cold with four pearl drop diamonds on it; a gold neccklace; and 18 carat gold necklace with a pearl drop diamond pendant; an 18 carat gold bracelet with eight charms including a bell, pair of football boots, heart containing rings and a ball containing a footballer inside.

Two bottles of Estee Lauder lotion and a passport were also stolen.

Officers are carrying out enquiries into both burglaries and are appealing for witnesses.

Second hand jewellers and anyone offered jewellery similar to that described for sale are also being asked to be vigilant and contact police if they suspect the property is stolen.

Any witnesses should ring Northumbria Police on 101 ext 61991 quoting reference OIC3544 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.