Police warning after jewellery stolen in Rugby burglaries

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POLICE have issued advice following a number of burglaries in which thieves have stolen quantities of Asian jewellery.

Three incidents have been reported in the Rugby in the past week.

On Thursday, January 12 offenders entered a property in Rugby Road, Binley Woods and stole a small safe which contained jewellery and cash.

On Friday, January 13 a burglary was committed at an address in Overslade Lane, Rugby where after an untidy search offenders stole a large quantity of Asian jewellery.

On Monday, January 17 a quantity of Asian jewellery was stolen from an address in Ferndale Road, Binley Woods.

Officers investigating these incidents would like to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the locations.

They have also offered the following advice to anyone who owns valuable jewellery:

*Valuable items should always be kept locked up securely inside a safe which is permanently fixed inside the house.

*It is important to make sure that doors are kept locked, even when you are in the house, and that windows are always closed when you move into another room or go to bed.

*If you are wearing your jewellery in a public place, try not to make it too obvious. Cover your necklace with your coat fastening, or wear a scarf around your neck.

Anyone with information about the above burglaries, or is aware of jewellery being offered for sale, is asked to call Warwickshire Police on 01926 41500 or the new 101 number.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.