Appeal after Whickham burglary
19 Jan 2015 16:32 PM[View Full Size]
Police are appealing for witnesses after thousands of pounds worth of property was stolen in a Gateshead burglary.
It happened between 8.45am and 6.30pm on Tuesday, January 13, at Foxhills Covert in Whickham, when burglars broke into a house through patio doors.
Expensive property, including a mens Rolex Oyster watch with a metal strap, worth £8,000, a mens Raymond Weil watch, and a mens Lacroix watch, were stolen.
A large amount of jewellery was also stolen including gold wedding rings, Thomas Sabo rings, a gold Pandora charm bracelet with assorted charms, two silver Pandora bracelets with charms, a gold 18 carat chain and a gold 9 carat chain.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the break-in and in particular anyone who has seen the stolen property to get in touch with police.
PC Steve Roberts said: "This has caused the family some distress as the property stolen amounts to tens of thousands. Some of it is sentimental and irreplaceable and we're doing everything possible to trace it.
"This includes checking second hand shops and property trading websites and I'd urge anyone who thinks they may have been offered any of this property for sale to contact police."
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 934 13/01/15, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.