CCTV shows audacious burglary of £160,000 in jewellery and cash

CCTV shows audacious burglary of £160,000 in jewellery and cash.

Detectives have released CCTV footage of an audacious burglary of £160,000 worth of jewellery and cash in Enfield.

CCTV shows burglary of £160,000 in jewellery and cash. Credit: Met Police

Police were called around 9.45 on May 19 to a burglary at a house at Oaklands, Enfield which took place between 1.20pm and around 4.30pm.

Two men went down a side alley before jumping over a fence.

They then walked around the back of the house towards the patio doors and tried to break in with a screwdriver and pulled on the handles.

Unable to open the doors, they smashed them using a brick with a black puffa-style jacket wrapped around it to muffle the sound.

They left empty-handed, but at around 4pm, two different men got into the back garden from the alley way can went in the house.

A grey BMW 3 or 5 series pulled up on the driveway, the rear number plate was concealed by a piece of paper.

Two minutes later the suspects re-emerged from the house carrying a safe; they got in the car and drove off.

The safe contained approximately £150,000 worth of gold jewellery and £10,000 in cash.

The four men are described as:

  • Suspect 1 - Black, tall, man aged 25 to 30 years, of broad build, wearing a black flat cap, a dark red jumper and dark blue jeans.

  • Suspect 2 - Black, short man wearing a pale shirt and dark tie, a light green or beige jacket with a sleeveless high vis jacket over the top, dark blue faded jeans, cream coloured shoes and white gloves.

  • Suspect 3 - White, a man aged around 30, with dark brown hair and a dark beard. He was wearing a grey jumper and black skinny jeans.

  • Suspect 4 - White, a man aged 20 to 30 years and of slim build. He wearing a grey Nike hooded top, a grey baseball cap, white or pale grey trousers and white trainers.

The jewellery included 55 traditional thin Turkish bangles with a twist design, two belts made up of 60 gold coins, a 2.5 carat diamond and platinum necklace with emeralds, approximately 70 gold investment coins, five thick gold bangles about 5cm in width and a number of gold earrings and rings.

The house had an alarm which officers discovered was deliberately disengaged preventing an automatic alert being sent that intruders were on the premises and police attendance was required.

The occupant, a 31-year-old woman, left the address at 9pm on Monday, May 16 and was not aware that the suspects had entered her home whilst she was away until she was contacted by a neighbour who discovered that the patio doors had been damaged.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise these men.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police in Enfield via 101 quoting the relevant image number, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.