Safe containing gold jewellery stolen from Winterbourne home

September 27 2021
Safe containing gold jewellery stolen from Winterbourne home

A SAFE containing gold jewellery was stolen from a house in Winterbourne in a daylight break-in.

Police are calling for witnesses to come forward and report any suspicious activity from the Down Road or Dragon Road area, as they say the burglars would have needed a vehicle to take the heavy safe away from the victims' home.

The incident happened between 11.35am and 12.50pm on Monday September 20, while the occupants of the house were out for less than 90 minutes.

A police spokesperson said the safe "contained gold jewellery of great sentimental value to the family", adding: "Investigations so far suggest that at least two men were involved in the break-in, and they would have needed a vehicle to remove the heavy safe."

Detectives want to hear from anyone who was walking along Down Road or Dragon Road, near the railway bridge, around the time of the break-in, saw an unfamiliar vehicle parked nearby or has dashcam or other video footage from the area that they think could be relevant.

They are also trying to trace the safe and want to hear from anyone who found one abandoned in the area to contact them.

Anyone with information should call 101 and quote the crime reference number 5221 218 996.

Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police have circulated a Neighbourhood Watch message and are asking people to look out for each other and report any suspicious activity in their neighbourhood as it happens, by calling 101.