Jewellery and charity money stolen in burglary

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Charity money and items of jewellery have been stolen in a house burglary near Kirkby Lonsdale.

A property at Lupton was targeted between 2.45pm and 6pm on Tuesday (August 27) when offenders forced their way through a front door.

A gold Half Hunter Pocket Watch, a 14” diameter Silver Salver with the letter ‘G’ engraved in the centre, a diamond pendant and chain and a diamond pendant with laurel wreath border were taken in the raid.

Cumbria Police also said charity cash was stolen from the house.

A spokesman said: “Police are appealing for any people who have any information to assist with this case.

“In particular, have you seen any unfamiliar vehicles in the area at the relevant time?

“Were there persons you did not recognise in area, or even perhaps cold calling?

“We would also like to hear from anyone who recognises the description of the stolen property.

“Have you been offered them for sale, or do you recognise them as being on display in a local retail premises?

“We would also like to take this opportunity to remind the public of their home security.

“On this occasion the door was locked, however please ensure all your security devices on each door is utilised, and ensure windows are shut and locked when you are not home.”

Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to contact DC Smith on 101, quoting crime number SL1302146, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.