Hundred-year-old engagement ring among family heirloom items of ‘great sentimental value’ stolen in Whittlesey burglary

Burglars broke in to the house in Millfield Way through the rear door between 10.30am and 4pm on Aug

Burglars broke in to the house in Millfield Way through the rear door between 10.30am and 4pm on August 1. Photo: Cambs Police - Credit: Archant

A 100-year-old engagement ring, a 19th century family heirloom ring and a 50-year-old engagement ring were among a haul of jewellery and designer items stolen in a burglary in Whittlesey.

Burglars broke in to the house in Millfield Way through the rear door between 10.30am and 4pm on August 1 and stole the items from the victim’s bedroom.

Police have released images of the stolen items which include a Steven Brown tote bag, with a multi-coloured cow design, perfume including a bottle of Marc Jacobs Decadence and two bottles of Chanel Coco Mademoiselle perfume, two brass ballet dancer ornaments and a Hudl tablet.

DC Sarah Phillips said: “The victims have been left very upset by what has happened as the stolen items have great sentimental value.

“I would appeal to anyone who has any information about the incident, or who may have seen people acting suspiciously in the area, to contact police.


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“I would also appeal to anyone who has been offered to buy any of the jewellery to contact us.”

Advice on how to protect your property can be found on the force website here https://www.cambs.police.uk/A-Z/Burglary.

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Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting 35/19289/18 or visit www.contactcambspolice.uk/Report/.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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