Burglars strike as Exmouth home owners take a holiday

PUBLISHED: 06:30 07 July 2016


Gold jewellery and a man’s watch was stolen from a home in Foxholes, Exmouth, prompting detectives to appeal for information.

Police said the home was targeted between May 13 and 17, while the occupants were on holiday.

Detectives are keen to hear from anyone with information about the burglary, or if they have been offered jewellery for sale.

Stolen from the property was a 14-carat solid gold bangle, half-inch-wide with engraved leaf design and a hinge and clasp opening, a 14-carat solid gold bangle, half-inch wide, with clear and white stones set around the circumference, and a gold-coloured Seiko man’s watch.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said the property was targeted while the owners were on a six-week holiday in Turkey.

Entry was gained via the rear of the home.

The spokesman said: “After an untidy search of two rooms, property was taken.”

He added: “Police advise that if you are leaving your house empty that you take precautions to keep your home and possessions safe.”

Police suggest asking someone trusted to keep an eye on your home for the duration of your trip.

They also advise making the property appear occupied; collect post, put out bins, open and close curtains, and use timer switches for lights.

People could also leave a car parked on driveways and join a Neighbourhood Watch scheme.

If you have information to help police with their enquiries, email 101@DC.police.uk or call 101, quoting crime reference CR/032224/16.

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