Burglars steal £90,000 of jewellery in house raid

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BURGLARS stole jewellery worth £90,000 from a North Yorkshire home.

The haul which was taken from a house on Clayton Hall Road in Crosshills, near Skipton, on Wednesday, included several distinctive pieces.

A square diamond solitaire ring stolen during burglary in Crosshills

A square diamond solitaire ring stolen during burglary in Crosshills

Police are appealing for anyone who may be offered similar items for sale to contact them.

The stolen items include a distinctive white gold chain with pear-shaped emerald pendant, a yellow gold necklace with heart-shaped jade pendant surrounded by diamonds, a yellow gold square-shaped diamond solitaire ring, an Omega watch with a white gold strap and coloured gem stones around the face engraved with “Olympic Edition 2008” and a yellow gold Chinese style bracelet with jade stones.

The thieves broke into the property through a back door and officers believe they have crossed fields at the rear of the house prior to breaking in. It took place at some point between 8am and 5.15pm.

Anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the Clayton Hall Road area during the day time should contact North Yorkshire Police. They are particularly interested in speaking to anyone who noticed any suspicious vehicles in the area, including a small dark coloured car.

Other stolen items include:

Yellow gold necklace with one diamond solitaire pendant

Two yellow gold rings, one set with an emerald and smaller diamonds and one set with a square amethyst surrounded by diamonds

Two white gold rings, one set with a ruby and ten diamonds and a one set with a ruby and three diamonds

Four eternity rings including one in white gold set with five diamonds, one in white gold set with six diamonds, one in yellow gold set with five diamonds and one in yellow gold set with alternate rubies and diamonds

Yellow gold diamond stud earrings

White gold tear-drop diamond earrings

A second Omega watch in white gold with diamonds set into the face

A white gold tennis bracelet

A white gold bangle with diamonds along the top edge

A white gold bracelet with an emerald in the centre and three diamonds either side

Two pearl necklaces

Anyone with any information can contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Skipton CID, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, with reference number 12140137306.