Jewellery, cash and knives stolen in Hemel Hempstead burglary

Jewellery, hundreds of pounds in cash and knives were stolen in a burglary in Hemel Hempstead.

The incident happened between 6.30pm and 8.45pm on Wednesday January 26, when the offender(s) broke into a house in Highbarns by damaging the back door of the property.

A disorderly search was carried out inside the house and the following was stolen:

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Some of the jewelry left behind matched stolen pendants

> A gold necklace with a heart-shaped gold pendant that has a stone diamond style

> A gold necklace with a pendant with three tears (in green, yellow and amber)

> A gold necklace with a green stone pendant, surrounded by diamond-like stones

> Hundreds of pounds of silver

Police released this photo of one of the knives left behind

> Knives with bone handles and an engraving (R. Richardson of Sheffield) on the blade.

PC Sarah Scanlon, who is investigating, said: ‘We are posting a photo of one of the knives which was left behind, along with photographs of earrings left behind which match the pendants. Do these sound familiar to you? Think you’ve seen the pendant necklaces or put them up for sale? Please contact us if this is the case.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the burglary and who may have useful information. If you think you have seen what happened or spotted something suspicious, do not hesitate not to contact us. You can contact me by calling the non-emergency number 101 or by emailing me at [email protected] citing criminal reference 41/7317/22.

“We are doing everything we can to investigate, but I would also like to take this opportunity to remind residents of the steps they can take to protect themselves against burglaries. For example, gravel driveways and walkways are a good deterrent to burglars because noise attracts attention. You can also consider an accredited burglar alarm system with high-mounted sound alarm boxes in the front and back of your home. If you are outside the property, it may be a good idea to use timer lights to give the impression that someone is inside and prevent burglars from trying to gain access.

Some of the earrings left behind matching pendants that were stolen

‘Lots of other advice can be found on the crime prevention pages of our website at herts.police.uk.’ You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report or speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online chat at herts.police.uk/contact.

“Alternatively, you can remain 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their online form not found at crimestoppers-uk.org.”

Some of the earrings left behind matching pendants that were stolen

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