Jewellery worth £2,000 taken from elderly Ditchling couple

Police news
Police news

Police are appealing for witnesses to a theft from an elderly couple in Ditchling.

The couple reported the theft to their daughter when she returned from holiday and it is believed the offence took place on August 25 or 26.

The man, in his 90s, had been in his garden in Brangwyns Acre when he was approached by two men who started talking to him about antiques. After a short conversation they went into the property uninvited and upstairs where they took a handful of jewellery.

The jewellery is believed to be worth around £2,000 and included rings, brooches and necklaces.

Detective Constable Andrew Smith said, “The men have been described as in their 30s and smartly dressed. We are interested in anyone who saw some men matching this description, acting suspiciously in the village or spoke to anyone about antiques.

“This has been very distressing for this couple as the men came into the house uninvited. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on quoting serial 868 of 02/09.”

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