WITNESSES and information are being sought after jewellery, some with great sentimental value, was stolen from a home in Hollywood.

The burglary, which took place in Lee Road, was reported to police on Monday, November 26, but is thought to have happened between 2pm on Wednesday, 21 November and 1.30pm on November 26.

Thieves broke into the house and a selection of gold jewellery.

Detective Constable Adam Pugh from Bromsgrove CID said: "Some of the jewellery had belonged to the owner's late husband so we are eager to recover it.

“We would like to hear from anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious activity around the Lee Road area during the times and dates mentioned.”

Witnesses or anyone with information about the burglary should contact Det Con Pugh on 101, quoting incident 97-N-261112, or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

West Mercia Police is currently running a force-wide initiative, called Citadel, which is aimed at driving down the number of burglaries. It involves the deployment of a range of operational tactics to catch burglars and a targeted crime prevention advice campaign. 

Many burglaries are carried out by opportunistic thieves, but there are measures that can be taken which can help lower the risk of your home being burgled.

One of these is the use of timer switches to turn lights on while you are out. A well-lit home gives the impression that someone is in and is a good way of deterring would-be burglars.

Further home security advice is available on the force website westmercia.police.uk/.