Police looking for information after series of burglaries

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By CarlyBaldwin | Friday, November 23, 2012, 09:21

Police are investigating a series of burglaries which have taken place in Walsall over the last month.

A Royal Red Cross medal, awarded to a nurse at Buckingham Palace in 1953, was one of the items taken during a break-in at a house on Coppice Lane between October 19 and 26.

A number of engraved items were then stolen from a property in Harlech Road overnight between November 5 and 6.

The items included a pair of silver coins that are engraved with the words 'Awarded to J Wallis for Walsall Lock and Cart Gear' and a gold watch which is engraved with the words 'Awarded to A. Ordridge'.

The third burglary happened in Stroud Avenue between 2pm and 10pm on Wednesday 14 November. A watch with a black leather strap and 'Ronald Shaw' engraved on the back was stolen.

DC Kevin Cockayne, of Walsall CID, said: "We believe that all three of these burglaries are linked.

"A number of unique pieces of jewellery have been stolen from each address and these hold great sentimental value to their owners. We would ask anyone who knows anything about the burglaries to contact us.

"We would also remind anyone who is offered any items to buy under suspicious circumstances to call us as soon as possible."

Anyone with information about the burglaries should call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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