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Gang steal jewellery and shotgun cartridges during burglary
9:20am Thursday 24th October 2013 in News
A 19TH century American pocket watch was among items stolen in a burglary at a house in Colchester.
Detectives are appealing for anyone who is offered this distinctive jewellery stolen from the property in St John's Road, Colchester, to come forward.
Officers were called following the daytime raid between 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Tuesday.
Thieves smashed the window in the back door and ransacked several rooms stealing as they went.
A spokesman for Essex Police said: "Officers believe more than one suspect was involved in the break-in and a vehicle was also likely to have been used.
"Among the items taken were a 19th Century 22 carat gold American pocket watch and a stainless steel watch with with a square face.
"Jewellery including rings and a necklace were also taken along with a quantity of shotgun cartridges and a metal safe."
"We have issued a picture of some of the jewellery and if anyone is offered these pieces for sale they are asked to call detectives."
Any other witnesses to the break-in or who saw any suspicious activity in the area call Colchester CID on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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