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Cartier watches, a platinum ring and 13th century golden letter sealer among items stolen in Antrim burglary

Police believe the burglary happened on 2 January.

Some of the watches which were stolen.
Some of the watches which were stolen.
Image: PSNI

POLICE IN ANTRIM have appealed for information following the robbery of two premises in the Glenavy area of ANtrim in which a significant amount of expensive jewellry was stolen.

The PSNI said that it believes these properties were entered sometime between 1.00am and 8.00am on Tuesday 2 January.

A quantity of jewellery and cash (sterling, euro and dollars) was stolen from a house. Items from a nearby store for horse riding equipment were also stolen.

The stolen items include:

  • Omega 28ct gold watch engraved “Honorary Consul to North Africa”
  • Omega 28 ct gold watch engraved with the initials “JAMP”
  • Gold handmade seal (for wax sealing letters), 13th Century, handmade engraved on a signet ring with initials “MP” and includes a crest containing a dragon, lion & crown
  • Lotus Gold Rimmed watch with brown leather strap
  • Cartier Steel watch
  • A selection of tie pins & cufflinks (silver, platinum & gold)
  • Platinum Wedding Band (men’s) engraved “Joanne 06.07.01”
  • Mont Blanc fountain pen engraved “Alfonso June 1992”
  • Parker Gold fountain pen
  • Rayban aviator sunglasses

A saddle, stirrups and a double bridle were stolen from the adjacent store for horses.

Spokesperson for the, PSNI, Constable McElroy would especially appeal to owners of jewellery shops or antique stores to be on the look-out for anyone who may try to sell any of these items to them.

He said: “If anyone has any information about this stolen jewellery and horse riding equipment please make contact with Police at Lisburn on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 250 02/01/18.

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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