Thieves take precious jewellery belonging to a widowed pensioner in Newbold

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Jewellery given to an elderly woman by her late her late husband has been stolen in a burglary in Newbold.

Police in Rugby are now appealing for information following the burglary at the home of a 85-year-old woman which was discovered at around 8.40am on Wednesday October 20.

The thieves had forced open a window to her home overnight while she was away and carried out an untidy search of her ground floor flat.

It was quickly established that the burglars had stolen a large amount of jewellery, much of which had been given to the woman over the years by her now deceased husband.

Police staff investigator Martin Cooke said: “This burglary has left her feeling very upset and shaken. The jewellery that has been stolen was of great sentimental value to her and the whole ordeal of having such personal property stolen is very upsetting.”

Anyone with any information about the burglary, or who has been offered a quantity of gold jewellery, is asked to contact PSI Martin Cook in Rugby CID by dialling Warwickshire Police on 101, or they can speak to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 where the information can be given anonymously.

A list of some of the items of jewellery stolen in the burglary include:

*Heart shaped locket with two photos inside. One of adult male and one of a younger male - husband and son

*Silver chain with letter ‘L’ pendant

*Silver chain with red flower on same and matching earrings

*Several rings, including one gold eternity ring

*Six bracelets with different designs

*Necklace with green stone with matching drop earrings

*Silver jewellery box

*Light cream coloured jewellery box