Home raid nets ‘priceless’ heirlooms

JEWELLERY with high sentimental value has been stolen from an Atherton home.

Sometime between Sunday 20 November 2011 and Thursday 24 November 2011, a property on Browning Avenue, was broken into.

The offenders got in through a back door and searched the house.

They stole valuables before walking out. Items taken included a bracelet that had approximately 12 charms attached.

The bracelet is described as a white gold open bracelet.

The charms are described as a Christmas tree in a 3D lantern, a love heart with the word Hope that can be seen when spun, an Isle of Man charm, a Penny Farthing charm, a house charm and a clover charm.

Two pieces of artwork were also stolen.

Police Constable Lynsey Watson based at Wigan Police Station said: ⿿Obviously the homeowners are devastated that someone came into their home and took their property.

“The jewellery that was stolen had been handed down through the generations and cannot be replaced. I would urge anyone who may have been offered items similar to this in suspicious circumstances, to contact police.

“Can I ask people to ensure all doors and windows are locked even if you are inside your home. If you are going away, use a light timer to give the impression that someone is home.”

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 5308 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.