Thieves steal gems worth £60k

Police are hunting for two men after gem encrusted jewellery and watches worth an estimated £60,000 were stolen from a house in Solihull.

Couple left 'devastated' after £60k jewellery theft

by Chris Halpin

A couple say they've been left devastated after raiders stole jewellery worth £60,000 from their home in Solihull.

During the burglary CCTV caught two men forcing their way into the house when they made off with engagement and wedding rings and jewel encrusted watches.

The couple are now offering a £5,000 reward to anyone who can return the items. Chris Halpin reports.

Police appeal to pawnbrokers to find stolen jewellery

Detective Constable Mark Delaney from Solihull CID is investigating the theft of jewellery worth £60,000 from a house in the town on Saturday October 26.

He's urging anyone who might know the whereabouts of the items to contact him or his team.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Pictures: See some of the items which went missing in the burglary

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Woman describes realisation of £60k jewellery theft

A woman who had £60,000 of jewellery stolen from her home in Solihull has described the moment she realised her prized possessions were missing.

Two men broke into Lisa Wilson's home on Warwick Road while she was out on Saturday October 26.

She had been to visit her parents with her 16-year-old son who has recently come out of hospital.

Police are appealing for anyone who has information about the thefts to contact them or call Crimestoppers.

Read: Police hunt thieves of jewellery worth £60,000

Pictures of some of the jewellery stolen in £60k raid

This 5 carat diamond bracelet was stolen in the burglary Credit: ITV News Central

These pictures show some of the items of jewellery worth a total of £60,000 which were stolen from a house in Solihull on Saturday October 26.

This 2 carat diamond ring was an 18th birthday present for Mr and Mrs Wilson's daughter Credit: ITV News Central

The owners are now pleading with anyone for information to come forward, and are offering a £5,000 reward.

This emerald ring was bought as an investment for the couple's two children Credit: ITV News Central

Read: Owners of stolen jewellery offer £5,000 reward

Owners of stolen jewellery offer £5,000 reward

A couple who had jewellery worth £60,000 stolen from their home in Solihull are offering a £5,000 reward for its return.

Lisa & Martin Wilson's home on Warwick Road was broken into on Saturday October 26th shortly after 10.00pm.

Rings with precious gemstones and a diamond encrusted watch were stolen, all of which were uninsured.

Martin says the loss of the jewellery, some of which were family heirlooms, has been devastating for his wife and their two teenage children.

Police hunt thieves of jewellery worth £60,000

The items include rare emerald and diamond rings, watches and a bracelet Credit: ITV News Central

Police are hunting two men after jewellery worth £60,000 was stolen from a house in Solihull.

CCTV caught two men breaking into a house off Warwick Road shortly after 10.00pm on Saturday October 26.

It only took six minutes for the thieves to find the jewellery, which was being stored in a secret compartment in a downstairs cupboard.

It was uninsured as the owners had only recent moved into the rented house.

They're offering a £5000 reward to try and get the jewellery back, and police are asking anyone with information to come forward or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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