Police appeal over £8,000 jewellery theft in Bridlington

One of the rings stolen in the shop theft.
One of the rings stolen in the shop theft.

POLICE have issued an appeal to the public to help recover stolen jewellery worth more than £8,000.

The 17 items of jewellery, which include gold and diamond rings and broaches, were taken from a shop on High Street, in Old Town.

Police say that at around 2.30pm on Wednesday August 15, a man entered the shop and began chatting to the owner, asking numerous questions about items on display.

The offender, who police believe was from out of the area and was with another man, then asked to see inside a locked cabinet.

Once the owner was distracted the offender - described as white, slim, around six foot tall, aged between 25 and 30 with short mousey brown hair and wearing baggy jeans and a light coloured v-neck jumper - picked up the items of jewellery before leaving the store.

Amongst the items taken was a rectangular, 18 carat (ct) white gold broach set with two old cut brilliant diamonds worth £2,150 and an 18ct white gold pendant shaped ring with large diamonds and sapphires worth £1,250.

Police are asking members of the public to be vigilant if they are offered jewellery in the lead up to the Christmas season.

They are also appealing for witnesses who may have noticed anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time of the robbery.

Jewellery also stolen includes;

An 18ct gold pendant set with suspended fresh water pearls and sapphires, worth £545.

An art-deco gold ring set in diamonds and black enamel worth £485.

A 9ct gold bracelet set with 75 diamonds in white gold panels.

A 14ct gold ring with a central sapphire and four diamonds.

An 18ct gold band set with a 60 point old cut diamond and two 50 point sapphires, worth £890.

A 15ct gold liberty asymmetrical garnet knot ring.

An 18ct white gold ring, set with a ruby and two diamonds in platinum.

An 18ct gold ring set with a 25-30 point diamond solitaire.

A 14ct ring set with a cluster on 13 diamonds.

An 18ct ring, with a central star sapphire and a circle of small sapphires.

A Victorian 18ct ring set with diamond, black enamel and seed pearls.

A James Fenton enamel and silver pendant.

An 18ct curved cluster diamond ring.

A 14ct white and yellow gold diamond solitaire ring.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Humberside Police on the non emergency number 101 quoting crime reference number CW/1932838/2012 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.