Police are hunting for burglars after £200,000 worth of jewellery was stolen from a house in Westoning.
The break-in happened on Thursday, October 10, at Church Road between 1pm and 2.45pm. The residents were out when the back door was forced and the burglars searched their bedroom, taking the items from their boxes.
As well as the jewellery, much of which are gifts the couple have given each other over the last 20 years, cash from the family business waiting to be banked and personal money was also taken.
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 them.”
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
• 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
• Hank Muller 1200TV gold chronograph watch
• Omega Seamaster watch
• Parmijiana Pershing gents watch with a light blue face
• 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. You do not have to give your name but could still earn a cash reward for your information.