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Heirloom rings snatched after break-in

08:18 26 June 2014

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Victim ‘bereft’ after theft

Precious and sentimental family heirloom jewellery was stolen during a reported burglary in Faversham.

It is believed somebody broke into the property in Love Lane between 8.30am and 8.30pm on June 20.

Several gold rings were stolen, along with an Apple iPad.

Two of the rings had particular sentimental value for the victims.

One was a late-Victorian engagement ring, with small sapphires in a linear arrangement.

The second was a 1930s ring with small diamonds in a round setting.

The third ring was an art deco platinum and gold chunky cocktail ring with a distinctive geometric bow motif, set with diamonds.

The victim said: “The antique rings have been passed down through my family for generations, from grandmother to mother to daughter, and I am bereft at the thought I won’t be able to pass them down to my own daughter.

“If anybody can provide the police with any information at all regarding their whereabouts, I would be so grateful.”

Investigating officer DC Richard Allingham of Kent Police said: “All burglaries are a violation of privacy and security for the victims and in this case some irreplaceable family heirlooms have been stolen.

“These rings might have been pawned or offered for sale, so I’d ask members of the public to keep their eyes peeled and contact me if they have any suspicions or information regarding this incident.”

Anybody with information is asked to call DC Allingham on 01795 419250, quoting crime reference XY/21915/14. Alternatively, to remain anonymous, call Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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