POLICE have released images of unusual pieces of stolen jewellery from Acocks Green.
Since the beginning of 2018 West Midlands Police reported a number of burglaries targeting Asian gold.
Properties on Pool Farm Road, Fox Hollies Road, Circular Road, Shirley Road and Oakhurst Road have been targeted – seven homes have been broken into in total.
Offenders have forced entry via rear windows and doors while the homeowners are out typically in the afternoon or early evening. On average over £14,000 worth of jewellery has been stolen during each offence.
Officers have released images of unusual pieces of stolen jewellery and are asking the public to keep a look out for it.
Anyone with information should contact 101.
Police have issued this advise:
- Keep the jewellery in a safe place and locked up if possible.
- Consider installing a safe at home which is securely fixed to the floor or wall. Speak to your insurance company and ensure you have a safe that offers the correct level of protection.Ensure that the jewellery is insured.
- Consider storing high valuable items elsewhere such as in a bank or safety deposit box; contact your bank for details.
- Make a list of all jewellery stored in your house with a description of each item.
- Photograph all pieces of jewellery against a plain background with the ruler next to them to give an idea of size.
- Make sure your home is kept secure at all times: keep windows and doors locked, switch lights on when going out to make your home look occupied, use burglar alarms and install dusk till dawn security lights on the outside of your property.
- If you are buying jewellery as a gift, don’t leave it or its packaging on display.