Asian Gold Thefts Spread Across Surrey - 13-09-2013

Asian Gold Thefts Spread Across Surrey

Residents and police are calling for people to protect their properties as Asian gold thefts valued at thousands of pounds have spread from the Stanwell area into Sunbury and east Surrey.

Residents in Stanwell have successfully campaigned for CCTV cameras near their homes in a bid to track down offenders and one of those who has joined the fight has urged residents in Surrey to be vigilant.



The latest incidents have occurred during the past few weeks at a number of addresses in Sunbury and Ashford.

Police said that in one attempt, the offenders left empty-handed, due to the occupant taking crime prevention advice from the Safer Neighbourhood team and storing jewellery at their bank. The offence occurred between 8pm on August 30 and 1.15am the following day.

In another incident, entry was forced via the rear doors of a property in the Nursery Road area between noon on August 23 and 7.15pm on August 30, when thousands of pounds’ worth of gold jewellery was stolen.

In the Park Road area, a number of items of gold jewellery were stolen in a burglary between 3pm and 3.30pm on August 25, where entry was again forced to the property via a rear door.

There have also been incidents in the east of the county.

Tens of thousands of pounds worth of Asian jewellery was stolen in a burglary in the Brook Road area of Merstham after thieves broke in via a window between 11am and 1.30pm on August 23.

Due to the high value of Asian gold, in particular, we tend to see spates of offences in which jewellery of this type is targeted. Detectives and neighbourhood officers are working closely together around this issue to relentlessly pursue those who commit these offences and also to prevent such offences occurring.

For advice on how to keep your home and jewellery safe, call a crime reduction adviser on 101.

This news article was based on the Get Surrey article which can be viewed here.