Patrols stepped up in Exmouth after ring theft

EXMOUTH police have stepped up patrols in the town in a bid to catch the culprit who stole this much-loved ring from a Brixington home.

EXMOUTH police have stepped up patrols in the town in a bid to catch the culprit who stole this much-loved ring from a Brixington home.

Officers said the heirloom piece of jewellery, stolen during a burglary in the Oakwood Rise area of Exmouth, held sentimental value after being passed down through the generations of the victim's family.

Exmouth CID are keen to hear from anyone who has seen the stolen ring, or been offered the piece of jewellery for sale.

Sergeant Jo Hall, from Exmouth CID, said: "The owner is very upset at this as it holds great sentimental value to her and she is extremely keen to get it back.

"This type of offence is taken very seriously. It is a horrible offence that leaves people feeling unsafe in their homes."

Following the burglary, Exmouth police immediately stepped-up their patrols in a bid to make local residents feel safe.

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Detectives at Exmouth CID have begun a full investigation to trace the offender.

Sgt Hall said: "We will be doing all we can to bring the offender to justice as quickly as possible."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Exmouth CID on 08452 777 444, quoting crime reference KE/09/3717.

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