Householders who had their treasured jewellery stolen have put offered a £5000 reward for the return of their items.
Sarah Weyman and her partner were burgled last week and her partner’s collection of watches was stolen alongside some rare and unique pieces of jewellery representing 20 years’ worth of gifts to each other.
The break-in happened on Thursday (October 10) at Church Road in Westoning between 1pm and 2.45pm.
The back door was forced and the burglars made an untidy search of their bedroom, taking the items from their boxes as well as stealing cash which was waiting to be banked.
Det Con Verity McCann, who is investigating the case, said: “We’re hoping someone has seen these items being offered for sale or knows where they are.
“Although the items are very valuable, unfortunately the couple are not insured for most of the value of this jewellery.
“Some items are irreplaceable, being rare or made to order and of great sentimental value to the family. That’s why they are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the offenders.”
The jewellery includes the following:
White gold and diamond crucifix about three and a half inches long on a white gold chain
Gents yellow gold crucifix with single half-carat diamond inset
Platinum solitaire diamond ring
Ladies gold ring with semi-precious blue stone
Platinum gents eternity ring set with 20 diamonds (bespoke)
White gold gents ring set with seven diamonds
A yellow gold Cartier ladies watch
A rare TAG Monaco gents chronograph watch with white face and white strap
Frank Muller gold Long Island 1200cc AT gents watch with black crocodile strap
Omega Seamaster watch
Parmijiani Pershing gents watch with a light blue face, white rubber strap and Pershing yacht imprinted on back of watch case
Brietling chronograph gold and steel gents watch
Bvlgari gents 4-banded ring in white gold
Red faced chronograph watch
White gold cufflinks with blue sapphire in the corners
At least 20 sets of cufflinks of varying designs
If anyone can help with information about the burglary, saw anything suspicious on Thursday lunchtime or can assist with information about the jewellery, please contact Det Con McCann at Bedford CID on 01234 275212.
Alternatively, contact the non-emergency police 24-hour number 101, text the force control room direct on 07786 200011 or phone independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.