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Church Hill burglars left footprints in the snow
6:30pm Monday 21st January 2013 in Local
JEWELLERY and electrical items were stolen during a burglary in Redditch.
It happened between 4pm and 6.20pm on Saturday, January 19, at a home in Pebworth Close, Church Hill.
Footprints in the snow indicate that the burglars jumped over the rear fence of the property before breaking in and taking an Olympus digital camera worth £200, a Panasonic camcorder worth £250, a Samsung Galaxy tablet worth £150, a necklace worth £50, two ‘old fashioned' watches worth £50 and a gents gold signet ring with the initials BES in it, worth about £100.
Investigating officer PC Emma Morton said: "We could see from the footprints in the snow that the offenders had jumped over the back fence to get to the property and then left via a side gate.
"With this in mind we are eager to hear from anyone who may have seen suspicious activity in the surrounding area between the times stated.
"We are also asking local businesses who buy gold to be on the look out for a signet ring with the initials BES on it. If you are offered one like this we urge you to call police immediately."
Witnesses or anyone with information about the burglary should contact PC Morton on 101, quoting incident 429-S-190113, or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
West Mercia Police's Citadel initiative is aimed at reducing burglaries across the force area by promoting crime prevention advice. Home security advice is available at.westmercia.police.uk.