Appeal made after cash and jewellery stolen in Andover burglary

Published on:
Published by:
Chris Gregory
Category:
Witness appeal
Area:
Andover
Reference:
44180180157

We are appealing for information after jewellery was stolen during a house burglary in Andover.

It took place sometime between 3pm and 4pm on Tuesday 15 May shortly a family left their home in Alexandra Road.

When they returned just after 4pm, they found their home had been broken into via a rear conservatory window.

An untidy search had been carried out and a substantial amount of cash and jewellery was stolen.

An investigation is now underway and officers are keen to hear from anyone who saw something suspicious in the area at this time.

Detective Constable Matthew McCarthy said: “This burglary took place in a busy residential area at a time of day when people would have been out and about.

“Were you in the Alexandra Road/Weyhill Road area of Andover at the time? Did you see anybody acting suspiciously, or did you notice any vehicles that seemed out of place?

“If so, we would like to hear from you."

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting the reference number 44180180157.

Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.

Protect your property

We would like to take this opportunity to remind homeowners of the steps they can take to protect their property.

Our advice is to:

• make sure jewellery is insured and kept in an insurance-rated safe, which is well hidden and secured to the floor or wall
• if you keep a lot of high-value jewellery at home, consider investing in a monitored alarm system
• keep jewellery and expensive items out of sight
• keep a record and photograph each piece of jewellery being worn
• register your valuables for free on immobilise.com
• be discreet when wearing expensive jewellery in public
• be cautious about showing off jewellery on social media

More advice on protecting your home and property can be found here.

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference '44180180157', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

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