Jewellery worth £50,000 stolen from a car in Willoughby

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POLICE are investigating the theft of a large quantity of jewellery from a car parked in Willoughby.

The car was parked near security lights in the road overnight on Saturday, and on Sunday morning the owner went to his vehicle and found the boot had been opened and boxes and trays containing silver and amber jewellery, valued at in excess of £50,000 had been stolen.

The owner of the valuable stock, is a jewellery salesman, who had left his vehicle secure the previous night.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have any information about the theft, including anyone seeing anything suspicious or out of the ordinary in the village last weekend, or from anyone who has been offered silver jewellery set with amber and other semi precious stones, for sale.

A Warwickshire Police spokesman said: “Police also remind people not to leave valuables in unattended vehicles. Tradespeople who regularly carry tools or other valuable items in their vehicles are advised to remove all valuables overnight and to place a notice in a prominent position with in the vehicle such as on the back window, stating that no equipment or tools are left in the vehicle overnight.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Warwickshire Police Crime desk on 01926 415000 x 3432, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 where the information can be given anonymously.

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