Thieves steal sentimental jewellery in Hornchurch burglary


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Thieves ransacked a house in Hornchurch stealing precious jewellery including a 100-year-old watch with “enormous” sentimental value.

Police are appealing for information after the burglary at an address in Percival Road on November 7 between 11.30am and 6.30pm.

Entry is believed to have been gained through a side entrance and a number of items were stolen including a Google Nexus 7 tablet and an MP3 player.

The following jewellery was also taken:

A gold ring with Masons symbol, a gold initial ring (letters JJ), a gold initial ring (letters MJ), a gold fob watch more than 100 years in age, a mint condition 1997 silver crown, a gold men’s curb chain and two star of David pendants for chains.

DS McSheffrey, investigating officer, said: “As you can imagine the victim was very distressed when he arrived home to find that his home was broken into and the house completely ransacked.

“The suspects made of with precious jewellery, one a gold fob watch with enormous sentimental value. Its over 100 years old so the victim is keen to get that and the other items back.”

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Anyone with information should call Havering’s Serious Acquisitive Crime Unit on 101 or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.