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Recognise any of this jewellery? It was all stolen

Gardaí are anxious to find its rightful owners.

AN GARDA SÍOCHÁNA has recovered a large amount of jewellery and other items through Operation Fiacla – an initiative focused on residential burglaries.

More than 1,000 items of jewellery were found through a search operation carried out on Saturday, 22 February.

Gardaí said they are “anxious to reunite this property with its rightful owners”.

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Some of the items found have already been identified and will be returned.

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The jewellery was stolen from all over the country, and some of it was taken as a far back as 2013.

One particular chain (below) stolen in Dún Laoghaire in Dublin is worth €4,000. Its owner has been identified. Another necklace had been in a family for six generations.

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Detective Inspector Noel Browne said some of the items are not worth much in terms of monetary value but the owner may have a huge sentimental attachment, noting that the owner of three GAA medals stolen from Kildare has been identified.

Advice

Under Operation Fiacla, gardaí targetted people who may have received or handled stolen goods.

IMG_4636 Detective Inspector Noel Browne Source: TheJournal.ie

Browne encouraged people to photograph any valuable property they own, as this will make it a lot easier to identify it if it is ever stolen.

There’s always, unfortunately, people in our community who insist on stealing other people’s property. We continually target them.

Browne advised anyone who had property stolen before 2o February to view the items online.

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If they recognise anything they should arrange to view the items by calling 01 6663999 during offive hours or by emailing fiacla@garda.ie.

Read: Jewellery worth €1 million stolen in Galway robbery

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