Police appeal after £25,000 Petworth jewellery theft

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Police are searching for thieves who stole jewellery valued at £25,000 in a burglary at a Petworth antiques shop.

Chequers Antiques in The Playhouse Gallery, Lombard Street, Petworth was broken into sometime between 5pm on Saturday 26 March and 10.45am on Tuesday 29 March. A suspect or suspects entered through a side window and stole the jewellery.

Police investigator Martin Butler said: “If you were in Petworth over those days and saw anything suspicious in or around Lombard Street we would like to hear from you.

“We are also keen to hear from anyone who has been offered the jewellery. If you recognise any of it from the photos we are issuing, please call us.

“The items stolen included a number of gold rings with precious stones, a silver snuff box engraved with Russian writing and coat of arms and two pairs of gold cufflinks.

Police can be contacted via 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial 436 of 29/03. The independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-org.uk).”

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