Victim left heartbroken after £25,000 of jewellery and watches stolen in Kirklees burglary

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Jewellery and watches worth £25,000 were stolen during a house burglary in Cleckheaton.

The break-in happened at the property on Nibshaw Road between 11am and 12.30pm on Friday.

Kirklees CID’s PC Sally Baines said: “The items taken during this burglary are very distinctive and unusual and will stand out if they are offered for sale.

“They represent a lifetime of collecting antique watches and this incident has caused the victim a considerable amount of distress and heartache and we are working to reunite these pieces with their rightful owner.”

Items taken included:

* Omega watch – 18 carat gold with diamond bezel;

* Omega 14 carat gold Hunter pocket watch;

* Walthem 14 carat gold pocket watch;

* Three 9 carat double Albert pocket watch chains;

* Large silver Albert pocket watch chain;

* Fourteen fobs;

* Distinctive silver fob watch on an Albertine chain;

* Two gold sovereigns from 1879;

* Omega ‘bird cage’ clock;

* Gold charm bracelet;

* A small metal safe containing cash and passports.

Anyone with information is asked to ring West Yorkshire Police’s 101 number, quoting log reference 13170122780, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Saphieh Ashtiany, the equality and employment lawyer

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