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By Tristan Harris Wednesday 25 December 2013 Updated: 29/12 02:04
JEWELLERY and four medals, which were all of great sentimental value, were stolen when burglars broke into a Blackwell home.
The incident happened between 6.30pm on Sunday (December 22) and 10.45am on Monday (December 23) in Linthurst Newtown.
The raiders gained access after forcing a side window, before searching the bedroom and lounge.
The haul was made up of the distinctive medals, along with wedding, eternity and engagement rings and several gold necklaces.
A four-year-old Packard Bell EasyNote MH laptop worth between £300 and £500 was also taken.
The medals were a gold athletics medal that featured the three pears Worcestershire design, two silver medals for short distance athletics and one bronze medal for short distance events.
The thieves also escaped with a half gold sovereign in a red box with a certificate.
Det Con Mark Lazenby of Redditch Police said: “This is a particularly upsetting crime as the items were of great sentimental value to the owner."
He urged anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time of the burglary or anyone offered any of the items to call him on 101, quoting the incident reference number 164S 231213.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.
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