BURGLARS swiped a large quantity of jewellery, trophies and electronic goods in two daylight raids on homes near Stafford.
The houses, one on Jolt Lane, Allimore Green near Haughton and another in Ellenhall near Woodseaves were broken into between 5.40pm and 7.30pm on Wednesday, April 18.
Items stolen from the house at Allimore Green included a Fujitsu laptop, a silver Fujitsu notebook, a Samsung ST90 digital camera, a silver Apple Ipod Nano in a white leather case, a pink Nintendo DS with around ten games and a navy Blackberry mobile phone.
Additionally a large amount of jewellery was stolen including necklaces, earrings, bracelets and several rings - a white gold wedding band with ten diamonds half-way around the circumference, a white gold engagement ring with a sapphire and diamonds in a claw setting, a gold engagement ring with ruby in claw setting surrounded by diamonds and a gold engagement ring with three diamonds surrounding the letter S.
Five watches were stolen - a nine-carat gold lady’s Rotary watch with a round face, a white gold lady’s Rotary watch with a rectangular face and black background, a man’s Gucci watch with a chronograph black face and three smaller dials within the face, a Richmond gold man’s watch with a light background and a man’s Enzo watch with a round silver face.
Two unique pairs of cufflinks were also taken, one set gold, oval and engraved with the initials BJW and the other gold with an octagonal blue face, a coin design in red and the date 1944.
Finally a large brown leather Chloe handbag was also stolen, along with various perfumes, aftershave, men’s and women’s clothing, shoes and holdalls.
Items stolen from the house in Ellenhall included around thirty motorcycle and car racing trophies engraved with various racing club names - one Donnington racing trophy for a pre 1971 circuit single seat racing car, engraved with 2nd and HSCC and one engraved with Dick Seaman Gullen Park, 2nd and VSCC - several are engraved with MCMRC.
Jewellery stolen included a gold Berums lady’s watch with a round face and a pair of gold oval men’s cuff links engraved with the initials NH.
Chief Inspector Paul Trevor, Stafford Borough Local Policing Team Commander, asked that anyone with any information on the burglaries come forward.
“These pieces of jewellery and the trophies are very unique and of great sentimental value to the victims,” he said. “We want to speak to anyone who saw anything suspicious or who has been offered any of the items described above for sale. The victims would dearly like to be reunited with them.”
He said because both the burglaries were carried out in daylight hours, he was hopeful someone would have seen something, particularly as Jolt Lane is a busy country road linking Haughton with Wheaton Aston and the A5.
He said: “I am keen to trace any witnesses who may have seen a car being loaded with large bags during the times above."
Anyone with information should ring Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 602 of 18 April or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.