Police appeal after thieves steal £50K worth of jewellery from Sunderland home

Callous thieves have ransacked a Sunderland home and stole £50,000 worth of jewellery.

Monday, 6th January 2020, 4:07 pm
Updated Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 9:47 am

Now detectives leading the investigation are appealing for anyone with information to come forward following the burglary in Crosslea Avenue, in Sunderland.

The burglary was committed while the occupants were away at some point between the morning of December 28 and lunchtime on December 30.

A large quantity of jewellery was taken from the address, including 10 high-value rings, five designer watches and luxury Pandora items. The offenders are believed to have used a red suitcase to transport the items from the property.

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The burglar occurred at a property in Crosslea Avenue in Sunderland

Officers are especially keen to hear from anybody who saw individuals acting suspiciously in the area while in possession of a red suitcase, or if any members of the public recognise some of the items taken.

Detective Constable Mick Boyd, of Northumbria Police, said: “This was a high-value burglary which saw criminals force entry into an address while the occupants were out and make off with a number of expensive items.

“Burglary is such an emotive crime that can have a long-lasting effect on not only the victim, but the wider community as a whole. As a result, we are taking this incredibly seriously and a team of detectives are now working to identify those responsible and bring them to justice.

“A number of the items are of great sentimental value to the victim, so I am appealing to anybody with information to come forward and assist us with our enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting reference 163869R/19 or email [email protected]