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Budleigh burglar sought

Stash of jewellery stolen

Police are appealing for information after a number of distinctive and sentimental items were stolen in a burglary on Copp Hill Lane, Budleigh Salterton in the week between Christmas and New Year.

The burglar forced entry into a property between noon on Monday 27 December and 4.15pm, on Friday 31 December.

Among the distinctive and sentimental items stolen were an 18-carat gold ring with large oval sapphire and two diamonds (pictured), a platinum ring with three diamonds, an 18-carat gold bracelet. an 18-carat gold circular 3cm locket with ornate engraving on the front and initials engraved on the back, an 18-carat brooch in the shape of a bow, approx. 3cm studded with pearls, a pair of knot style earrings, an 18-carat gold circular pendant, 2.5cm diameter, with fine gold bar across the centre studded with pearls, a set of silver earrings with opal, a pendant of a Spanish silver doubloon set in 18-carat gold, approx. 3.5 cm, on an 18-carat gold link chain, and antique silverware which includes a jug with decorative engraving (pictured), fluted bowl, lipped sauce boat, silver engraved pepper pot, two salt bowls on shaped legs and silver salt spoons.

If you witnessed the incident, have any information or dashcam footage that could help the police with their enquiries, please email 101@dc.police.uk or call 101, quoting CR/000981/22.

Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call freephone 0800 555 111.

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