Burglars steal jewellery worth more than £10,000 from Acle home

More than £10,000 worth of jewellery was stolen from a home in Acle. Among the items was this ladies

More than £10,000 worth of jewellery was stolen from a home in Acle. Among the items was this ladies pocket watch plus chain and key - Credit: Archant

A woman has told of her devastation after burglars stole thousands of pounds worth of jewellery from her Acle home - some of which had been in her family for generations.

More than £10,000 worth of jewellery was stolen from a home in Acle. Among the items was this ladies

More than £10,000 worth of jewellery was stolen from a home in Acle. Among the items was this ladies charm bracelet - Credit: Archant

The homeowner, who did not wish to be named, returned from a holiday to find raiders had broken into the property and cleared her safe and jewellery boxes of precious pieces, many of which had important sentimental value as they belonged to her mother and grandmother.

'It was a bit of a shock really. There was a safe that was bolted and it was just ripped out,' the woman said. 'I had recently inherited a lot of it from my mum, she passed away last year, and it's all sentimental.

'My grandma left her engagement ring to me and that's gone. There were some lovely pieces of jewellery.

'All I have got left is what I had on me, my wedding ring, an eternity ring and a silver bangle.'


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Among the items burglars stole was an antique gold ladies pocket watch, which was 'beautifully' decorated.

The homeowner added: 'It belonged to my grandma and it's always been handed down to the eldest daughter in the family. That's several generations old and I can't replace that.'

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Detectives are now appealing for witnesses to the burglary, which happened some time between 5.15am on Monday, December 15 and 9.30pm on Monday, December 22.

The raiders forced their way into the property in Holmes Close via a back window and made off with more than £10,000 worth of jewellery.

n Anyone with information about the burglary should call Detective Constable Kevin Maskell at Great Yarmouth CID on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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