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Sentimental items taken from Barnstaple home

Items taken in a daylight burgulary

A safe containing sentimental jewellery and cash has been stolen from a home in Barnstaple. 

The house in Old Tram Drive was burgled between 11am and 11:30am on Saturday 3 July.

Police are looking for a male suspect who was wearing a dark-coloured hooded top, dark-coloured shorts and either boots or high trainers. He was carrying a distinctive, large, cream-coloured and floral-patterned zip-up laundry bag.

The items taken include:

  • A solid gold chain with a gold boxing glove pendant.  The pendant has diamonds where the string of the glove would be
  • A gold charm bracelet with various charms including ‘mom’ and ‘nan’
  • A gold chain and cross pendant
  • A white gold diamond solitaire ring
  • An old gold ring with a line etched around the top and bottom
  •  All of the above items were in a black string pouch.

Detectives are appealing for anybody that may have seen a male matching this description in the Roundswell or Bickington area on 3 July to come forward.

Anybody with information on the burglary or the stolen items is urged to call police on 101 or email,  quoting crime reference CR/055570/21.  

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111, or via

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