Issued on 10/1/19 at 2:17 p.m.
Incident number: 18000592493
A woman who is terminally-ill returned from holiday to find her house had been burgled with a large number of sentimental items stolen.
The woman, who is in her 50s, was left devastated after discovering a number of jewellery items, which she had been planning to leave to her family, including her granddaughters, had been taken.
A Ford Transit van was also stolen in the burglary as well as a laptop and alcohol.
The burglary happened at a property in Headley Road, Leicester, sometime between 3.30pm on Thursday 6 December and 11am on Friday 7 December.
A rear window was smashed at the property.
Among the items of jewellery stolen were:
- A Victorian-style 9ct gold half eternity ring with garnets and opals
- An 18kt 18inch Indian gold necklace with a letter ‘H’ pendant
- A 1982 gold pendant sovereign with an 18inch gold chain
- An 18kt Indian gold elephant ring with a sapphire (as the eye)
- A 14kt gold Greek key design ring
- A 9ct gold sapphire and diamond necklace
- Charms including a church, suitcase, book, elephant and angel.
Detectives have been carrying out enquiries to find the person responsible and locate the stolen items and are now appealing to the public for help.
Detective Constable Dan Thorpe said: “Any burglary is traumatic for the victim involved and to have such sentimental and valuable items taken has been absolutely devastating for the victim in this case.
“Her main concern is to have her jewellery returned so she is able to leave it to her loved ones. I am appealing to anyone who has come across items of jewellery, as described above, in an unusual manner which has caused them concern to make contact.
“This is an ongoing investigation and if you believe you have any information relating to the incident and have not yet made contact with police, then we urge you to do so. We are carrying out full enquiries and will act on any information we receive.”
Anyone with any information should contact 101 quoting incident 18000592493.