Victim left ‘extremely distressed’ after engagement ring and war medals stolen in Hitchin burglary haul

An 18 carat gold eternity ring with five diamonds and four rubies was among the items stolen in the

An 18 carat gold eternity ring with five diamonds and four rubies was among the items stolen in the haul. - Credit: Archant

A gold engagement ring, a television and distinctive war medals were among the items stolen in a Hitchin burglary which has left the victim “extremely distressed”.

Thieves broke into a home in Latchmore Close on Saturday through the patio door to steal the belongings.

An 18 carat gold and platinum engagement ring with three diamonds was taken, as well as three First World War medals engraved with the name ‘Northumberland Fusilliers’ and a South African war medal.

Other items stolen in the raid include a precious gold locket with photographs inside, an 18 carat gold eternity ring and a 32-inch Samsung TV.

Det Con Kate Raine from the North Herts Local Crime Unit is investigating the burglary, which took place at some point between 3pm and 9.30pm.

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She said: “The sentimental value of these items cannot be underestimated and their theft has left the victim extremely distressed.

“As these items are so unique and rare, people would remember if they had been offered them for sale or saw them somewhere. I would urge any such person, and anyone else who believes they know the items’ location, to contact me straight away.

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“This burglary took place sometime on Saturday afternoon or evening and, as such, there may have been people around who saw someone or something suspicious in the area. If you did see anything, however seemingly insignificant, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with me.”

Anyone with information can call DC Raine via police non-emergency number 101.

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