Burglary in Dorchester – witness appeal

13 May 2016
Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a burglary in Dorchester.

Sometime between Tuesday 10 May and Thursday 12 May 2016, offenders gained access to the rear of an address in Treves Road. It is believed the offenders used tools from the victim’s shed to force a door open.

A large quantity of jewellery, $3,000 Australian dollars and an amount of Euros was stolen.

The jewellery included a number of women’s silver Gucci and Tissot watches, men and women’s Citizen watches and gold necklaces.  

Detective Constable Andy Marsh, of Weymouth CID, said: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area of Treves Road between the relevant times to please call me on 101.

“I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who has jewellery offered to them for sale locally in unusual circumstances. 

“We are making enquiries with businesses to see if someone has tried to exchange a large amount of Australian dollars in recent days. If you have any information, please contact Dorset Police.

“Finally, I would like to remind residents to ensure their property is left secure, including sheds, garages and outbuildings. Please don’t make it easy for burglars to target your home.”

Advice and information on home security can be found on the Dorset Police Crime Prevention Portal - http://www.dorset.police.uk/default.aspx?page=5999 and by looking out for the #WhosLockedUp hashtag.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 12:471. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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