Distraught Ipswich burglary victim offers £1,000 for return of stolen jewellery

A number of jewellery items were stolen in the Heath Road burglary.

A number of jewellery items were stolen in the Heath Road burglary. - Credit: Archant

A distraught burglary victim in Ipswich has issued a plea for her stolen items to be returned, and offered a reward for anyone who knows of their whereabouts.

Pamela Bishop, of Heath Road, Ipswich, had her home burgled on Wednesday, October 8, where a number of items of her late mother’s jewellery stolen.

Some of the jewellery stolen included a 75 year-old engagement ring, a gold chain bracelet given as a wedding gift in 1922 and a number of rings, necklaces and brooches. The stolen items also included St John’s Ambulance medals bearing four gilt bars.

Now, the distressed homeowner is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for items to be returned.

Ms Bishop said: “I was shocked because a lot of the items taken are things which were of value to me because they were given to me as a child. They were not of great financial value but they all have great sentimental value, and impossible to replace with identical items.”

So far, Ms Bishop has only had one item returned, after she spotted it in a local jewellers.

Police investigated the break in but have so far been unable to identify the burglar. The incident is not the first report of break-ins in the area, with other incidents in the North East of Ipswich.

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Ms Bishop added: “At lunchtime yesterday an alarm went off and police came, so i think there has been some others.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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