Distinctive rings stolen as area’s burglary spate rumbles on

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Distinctive jewellery and rings were among items stolen during yet another burglary in the Hemel Hempstead area.

Detectives investigating the break-in at a home in Tile Kiln Lane are appealing for the public’s help in locating the recognisable stolen rings, and identifying those responsible for the theft.

The door to the property was forced open while the victims were out, between 2pm and 7.30pm last Friday, February 20.

A silver ring with the word ‘Tocoria’ engraved on it, a ring with mixed stones in a leaf shapeand a gold engagement ring were swiped, along with a man’s gold, square-faced watch with Claddagh rings engraved on wrist strap.

Det Cons Richard Bagworth from the Dacorum local crime unit, investigating, said: “These items hold real sentimental value to the victims and are quite distinctive, so anyone who came across them would probably remember.

“I would ask anyone who is offered the items for sale, or knows of their whereabouts, to contact me straight away. I would also like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious around the time of the burglary, as this may assist my investigation.”

Call Det Con Bagworth using non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference D1/15/1162, with information.

The incident is the latest in a spate of burglaries taking place across the borough.

Det Insp Carolyn Taylder has issued a warning to Dacorum residents, urging people to vigilant after the spike in break-ins.

She said people should not think twice if they suspect something untoward: “Please call police immediately via 999 if you believe a crime could be in progress.

“We’d rather attend and find out that it is nothing than miss a vital opportunity to catch an offender.”

Residents are asked to take note of security advice including making sure to double-lock any UPVC doors by lifting the handle and locking it before you go to bed or leave your home – if you remove the key make sure you have a fire escape plan.