Thief steals jewellery from pensioner during move from Saltdean to Peacehaven

Posted On 21 Mar 2015 at 12:55 am

A thief has stolen jewellery with sentimental value from a 72-year-old pensioner as she moved home from Saltdean to Peacehaven.

Sussex Police issued an appeal for witnesses and information yesterday (Friday 20 March).

The force said that the theft took place between Monday 2 March and Friday 6 March.

It said: “The victim was moving from Saltdean to her new home in Arundel Road. It is believed the items have either been stolen from her new home or from her car while it was being unloaded.

“They include a gold signet ring initialled APW, a rose gold medallion engraved with details of a 1932 cycling event, a green enamel frog brooch, a nine carat gold fish-shaped charm and an amber set heart-shaped brooch with a gold fastener on a nine carat gold chain.”

PC Amy Shingleton says: “The victim is deeply upset about the incident as the items hold great sentimental value and her greatest wish is for her to be reunited with them.

“If anyone has any information about the whereabouts of the items or has recently purchased or has been sold them please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101, email or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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