Thieves take more than £6,000 in Willingdon raid


Thieves have taken more than £6,000 worth of jewellery, cash and electrical goods in a raid on a house in Willingdon.

They are thought to have smashed a glass pane in the back door of the house in Church Street sometime between 4pm on Saturday (January 2) and 4pm on Sunday (January 3).

They are thought to have taken more than £1,000 in cash during the burglary as well as jewellery worth approximately £4,000 and electrical goods worth around £1,000.

The stolen items include a laptop, smart phones, tablets as well as various gold rings and silver pendants.

Detective Constable Costin Bonell said, “Clearly a substantial amount of items have been stolen, many of them of sentimental value to the victims.

“Anyone who saw something suspicious is asked to email or call 101 quoting reference 0661 of 03/01.”

Anyone with information can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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