New appeal over village burglary

A clock stolen from a burglary in West Tanfield on May 24. (S)
A clock stolen from a burglary in West Tanfield on May 24. (S)
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DETECTIVES have made a fresh appeal for information following a burglary at a property in West Tanfield near Ripon.

The burglary happened on Tuesday, May 24, when the theft of an antique barometer was reported. The homeowners have now returned to the address and discovered other items were also stolen during the burglary.

As well as the barometer, the burglars stole an antique mahogany German mantel clock (pictured) valued at around £1,000 which is 18in tall, 10in wide with a brass face and two gold finials.

The thieves also took a cream McKenna jewellery box and a large quantity of jewellery including: a gold and diamond ‘tennis’ bracelet, a panther line bracelet, an 18in gold link chain, a 24ct Venezuelan cacique in a mount on a gold rope chain, a pair of diamond and platinum earrings and four pairs of gold hoop earrings, a gold sapphire and diamond pendant, a 9ct octagonal St Christopher pendant on a 20in chain, a white gold wedding band, a garnet cluster ring, a pearl and peridot ring, an opal and diamond ring, an emerald and diamond gold ring, and a ladies oval gold faced watch.

Also stolen were three bottles of Memon champagne and a fishing rod with reel.

Anyone with information can contact DC Karl Middlemiss at Northallerton police station on 0845 6060247 quoting reference number 12110084662 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.