Police appeal for information following a series of burglaries in Hitchin

Items stolen from Friday Furlong, Hitchin, on November 14

Items stolen from Friday Furlong, Hitchin, on November 14 - Credit: Archant

Police are appealing for information following a series of burglaries.

Items stolen from Friday Furlong, Hitchin, on November 14

Items stolen from Friday Furlong, Hitchin, on November 14 - Credit: Archant

Between 7pm and 7.55pm on November 15, a offender(s) gained access to an address in Truemans Road, Hitchin, by forcing their way through a side door.

A quantity of jewellery was taken from the address including a nine carat gold cluster diamond ring and a nine carat gold ring and band with cubic zirconia.

Also taken from the address was a brown, light oak Westbury violin, two bows and its case, which is navy blue with a dark red/purple interior.

Detective Constable Steve Cook, who is investigating, said: “I am very keen to speak to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area around the time of the incident.


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“I am also keen to hear from anyone who may have any information regarding the property stolen in this burglary. The violin is quite a unique item and I would urge anyone who has been offered it or the jewellery for sale or knows of their whereabouts to get in touch with me as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Cook via the Herts Police non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference number G1/13/2570.

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Three people have been arrested in connection with the investigation.

Detectives have also released photos of property stolen during another burglary in Hitchin.

Between 3.30pm and 7pm on November 14, an offender or offenders have gained access to an address on Friday Furlong.

Once inside the property the offender(s) have taken a range of jewellery. These include:

• An 18 carat Italian gold bracelet and necklace

• An 18 carat white gold ring and earrings, both mounted with diamonds

• A nine carat gold bangle

• A pair of gold earrings inset with an emerald and two diamonds

• A red, white and yellow gold inter-winding bracelet and matching necklace

• A Swarovski pearl necklace and earring set

• A man’s 18 carat gold engagement-style ring

Detective Constable Steve Cook said: “Understandably the residents have been left shaken by this incident but we are doing all we can to locate the property and person or people responsible. This jewellery is quite distinctive and is of huge sentimental value to the victims of this thoughtless crime.

“I would urge anyone who has been offered it for sale or knows of its whereabouts to get in touch with me as soon as possible. Equally I would appeal to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area around the time of the offence to please contact me.”

Three people have been arrested in connection with the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Cook via the Herts Police non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference number G1/13/2565.

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