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Police appeal for information after burglars target widower

Thieves stole sentimental jewellery, including engagement rings

Lancashire Police

Police are appealing for information after a burglary at a house in School Lane in Skelmersdale, where thieves stole sentimental value jewellery.

The burglary happened on June 29 when an the thief broke into a bungalow on the road.

Once inside the burglar stole a gold opal stone ring, a gold engagement ring, a gold wedding band, a golden locket with a zig zag design on the front, a gold war veteran’s broach and a bottle of vodka and whisky.

The total value of the items was £985.

PC Paul Price, of the West Lancashire Target Team, said: “This was a despicable crime with the victim a 91-year-old widower. The offender has stolen multiple items of jewellery that have irreplaceable sentimental value to the aggrieved including a veteran’s badge from his time serving in the war, and, more importantly, engagement jewellery from almost 70 years ago that belonged to his late wife to whom he was married for almost 60 years.

“I would appeal for anyone with information or anyone who is offered any items matching these descriptions to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0424 of July 4.

Alternatively you can contact crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details will be taken and you will not have to go to court.

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