Appeal after watches and jewellery are stolen during burglary in the Forest of Dean
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Police are appealing for information to help locate watches and jewellery which were stolen during a burglary in the Forest of Dean at the end of May.
It was reported that unknown offenders had smashed windows to gain entry to a property off the A48 in Stroat on Monday 30 May.
Once inside they stole four watches and other items of jewellery, which are worth thousands of pounds.
The burglary is believed to have taken place between 10.30am and 3.05pm on the day.
The stolen items included:
1) A Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch with a dark blue face and the standard silver steel strap. The unique reference for this watch is E39931Y1 or M177200-0015 2) A Rolex Explorer watch with a black face and silver strap. The unique reference for the watch is M214270-003
3) A Swiss Raymond Weill watch with a black/blue oblong face and gold metal strap
4) A 9 carat gold heart necklace on a delicate gold chain
5) A Tissot T-Touch watch with a stainless steel bracelet and mother of pearl dial on the face
Officers are asking anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the area or who has been offered the items for sale to please get in contact.
Additionally officers would like to hear from anyone with dashcam or CCTV footage which may help the investigation.
Information can be submitted online by completing the following form and quoting incident 248 of 30 May: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/
You can also call police on 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Burglaries are often opportunistic so homeowners are advised to install a 'WIDE' combination of security devices as well as ensuring that back gates are secure.
A 'WIDE' combination includes: Window locks, Indoor lights on timer switches, Double door locks or deadbolts and External lights on a sensor.
Ways to help protect your home from burglary can be found here: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/police-forces/gloucestershire-constabulary/areas/gloucestershire/campaigns/burglary/