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Precious items stolen in break-in

PUBLISHED: 13:06 04 November 2008 | UPDATED: 14:47 07 July 2010

Ian Clarke

A woman is offering a reward after sentimental and irreplaceable items were stolen in a burglary at her home.

A jewellery box was taken from a bedroom and £400 cash was stolen from the kitchen at Pam and Peter Jones' home at Allwood Avenue, Scarning, near Dereham, while they were out shopping and at the cinema on Saturday evening.

A woman is offering a reward after sentimental and irreplaceable items were stolen in a burglary at her home.

A jewellery box was taken from a bedroom and £400 cash was stolen from the kitchen at Pam and Peter Jones' home at Allwood Avenue, Scarning, near Dereham, while they were out shopping and at the cinema on Saturday evening.

Among the missing items are a silver charm bracelet containing at least 50 charms which Mrs Jones had collected over 40 years, the last letter her father wrote her and Mr Jones' Northern Ireland service medal.

He was in the Royal Artillery and on it was his number 24050660 and the words Gnr Jones PM.

The missing jewellery is worth about £4500, not including a five bar gold gate bracelet, which they have not yet got a value for.

“The items have a lot of sentimental value to us and it has been very upsetting,” said Mrs Jones.

Their suspicions were aroused when they returned home and could not get their key in the front door as a key which had been hanging up inside had been put into the lock.

Mrs Jones said it was “very unnerving” for them and there were strange aspects to the burglary, including several items such as gold rings being left and also the search was “very neat and tidy.”

Intruders are thought to have got in through a back conservatory door between 3.30 and 7.45pm.

Mr and Mrs Jones had left the TV and lights on and two of their dogs were in the house.

The reward will be for information leading to the recovery of the goods and arrest and charge of offenders.

Anyone with information should contact Det Con Colin Aris at Dereham CID on 0845 4564567.

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