Jewellery stolen from elderly woman over a number of months

Ampthill jewels stolen.
Ampthill jewels stolen.

Police have released photos of jewellery that has been stolen over a number of months from the Ampthill home of an elderly woman who suffers from dementia.

Sometime between February and July this year an unknown offender has been able to gain entry to the 72 year old victim’s home in Moor Pond Piece, Ampthill, and access a safe which contained a number of items of jewellery worth between £4,000 and £5,000.

It was only when the woman was taken to hospital last month and her daughter tidied her home that it was realised that the jewellery was missing.

PC Gemma Bear, who is investigating the incident, is keen to hear from anyone who may have been offered the jewellery or may have further information.

PC Bear said: “This has been a very upsetting incident for the victim and her family to cope with. The items stolen are of extremely sentimental value to the owner and I would urge anyone with information to speak with Bedfordshire Police as soon as possible.”

If you have information relating to this incident, contact PC Bear, in confidence, on the non-emergency 101 number, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.