Wedding and engagement rings stolen in Ballymena burglary


Detectives in Ballymena investigating reports of two burglaries in the town are appealing for information.

Detective Sergeant Crothers said: “We received a report of a burglary in the Tullymore Park area just before 8:30pm on Friday 13 July. It is believed entry was gained sometime between 12pm on 9th July and 7:50pm on 13 July.

“A number of pieces of jewellery was reported stolen, including a gold diamond engagement ring, an albert chain and fob and a gold wedding band, a gold watch and two pearl necklaces.

“A sum of money was also reported stolen. A limited edition collection of 50 pence and £1 coins were also reported stolen.

“At approximately 1:45am on Thursday 19 July, we received a report of a burglary at a house in the same area. It is believed entry was gained sometime between midday on Thursday 12 July and 6pm on Wednesday 18 July. Jewellery was reported stolen.

“Our enquiries are ongoing and we believe these burglaries may be linked at this time.

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the Tullymore Park area between these times and saw any suspicious activity, or anyone who is offered jewellery for sale in suspicious circumstances to contact detectives in Ballymena on the non emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1447 of 13/07/18.

“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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