Expensive Jewellery Taken In New Forest Raid

28 September 2012, 06:57 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Police in the New Forest are investigating a burglary where raiders made off with a safe containing a load of expensive jewellery.

It happened at a house in the small village of Godshill, near Fordingbridge sometime between 6pm and 10pm on Wednesday, September 26.  A door at the rear of the property was forced open. A small amount of cash was also taken.
The stolen jewels form part of a collection of one off unique items and will not be easy to dispose of.  One of the items, a ring, is described as having a 12.5 Carat Diamond. 
Other items stolen include:
A 27 carat diamond necklace containing different shaped diamonds
A pair of Dior yellow gold hooped ear-rings
Art decos watch containing a thin diamond studded white gold bracelet with a large cluster of diamonds
An 18 carat yellow gold Cartier tank watch
Plus an assortment of ear-rings, necklaces and other jewellery
Stolen jewellery
Investigating officers are appealing to all jewellers and buyers of jewellery to be aware of anyone who makes contact with them offering to sell expensive looking jewellery.
Officers are also appealing for help in finding the offender(s): 
Has anyone been to the area of Godshill in the past few days and seen a vehicle or people in suspicious circumstances? Did anyone pass through the village of Godshill in the times stated above and see a vehicle arrive or leave the area, possibly in a hurry?  Has someone offered you expensive jewellery for sale or has someone you know suddenly shown you some expensive jewellery? 
Anyone with information no matter how insignificant it may appear is asked to contact detectives at Lyndhurst police station on 101 or the Crimestoppers charity line anonymously on 0800 555 111.