An 86-year-old woman from Riccall left home for only half an hour – but in that time a burglary struck, leaving her devastated.
Burglars forced open a rear window of the property on York Road and carried out a search of every room in the house.
They stole a large quantity of jewellery, some of which had been marked with the word ‘Bramwell’, during the break-in between 4.45pm and 5.15pm on Wednesday, 4 March.
Police say the items have great sentimental value. They have released photographs of some of the stolen jewellery and are hoping for witnesses to come forward.
Belonged to grandparents
Police Constable David Fulford, of Selby Police, said:
The 86 year-old victim was understandably devastated to return to her home, which had only been unattended for half an hour, to discover it had been burgled.
The stolen items of jewellery had great sentimental value having been handed down to the victim from her grandparents and an investigation is underway to identify those responsible.
He added: “I would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and saw or heard any suspicious activity or has any information, CCTV or dash-cam footage to assist my enquiries.
“We have released images of some of the stolen jewellery and would urge anyone who comes across similar items of jewellery for sale in unusual circumstances to get in touch.”
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