Stevenage burglary victim’s desperate appeal to see ‘irreplaceable’ jewellery returned

Police attended the scene of an altercation between two groups in St Albans on Friday evening.

Police attended the scene of an altercation between two groups in St Albans on Friday evening. - Credit: Archant

The victim of a Stevenage burglary is desperate to see ‘irreplaceable’ jewellery returned after their home was raided earlier this month.

Police have launched an appeal today after thieves broke into a property in the Corey’s Mill area of Stevenage via the front door and stole a haul of jewellery.

The burglary took place between 10.20am and 11.30am on Wednesday, September 7, with the following items stolen:

• A copper, oval bangle with elephants embossed on it

• A round, gold brooch, set with several dark red stones

• An oval, gold brooch set with a large, polished, green stone

• A gold ring with a pearl set on a pin. The pearl had been glued back into place

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• A gold ring with a high setting, which was diamond-cut and set with a small diamond

• A gold ring set with five clear stones in a claw setting

• A gold chain with small links and a coin-like pendant with petal shapes around it and the number 18 in the middle

• A gold cross and chain. The chain had flat links and the cross had a diagonal, diamond-cut pattern.

Det Con Karen Dewar, who is investigating, said: “The jewellery belonged to the victim’s mother and daughter. They are irreplaceable and, understandably she is desperate to see them returned.

“I would appeal to anyone who believes they have been offered these items for sale or seen them for sale to please contact me.”

A 24-year-old man from Luton has been arrested in connection with the investigation and is currently on police bail until October 24.

Anyone with information can call Herts police on non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference number E1/16/6302.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through the anonymous online form at