Appeal after £50,000 worth of jewellery reported stolen in Emsworth

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Detectives are investigating a report of a burglary where jewellery worth up to £50,000 was reported stolen from a house in Emsworth.

The incident took place at an address in Southleigh Road between 10.20pm- 11pm on Saturday, June 2 while the owner and his family were out. Investigating officer Detective Constable Michael Strangeway of Waterlooville CID said: “Enquiries are continuing with the home owner to confirm exactly how many items have been stolen from the house. However, initial indications suggest the distinctive Asian and Iranian jewellery missing is valued at up to £50,000. We believe this address was targeted specifically.

“Waterlooville CID is pursuing several promising leads, which have already led to a first description of a possible suspect, who was seen acting suspiciously in the area on Saturday night. CCTV, forensic and house-to-house enquiries are well underway.”

The suspect is believed to be a man, and appeared to be wearing light trousers, a light top and dark trainers.

The victim, who does not wish to be identified, is offering his own reward of up to £10,000 for information leading to the recovery of the stolen jewellery, and to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Anyone with information about the identity of suspects or the whereabouts of the jewellery is asked to contact CID at Waterlooville police station by phoning 101. Mini-com users can phone 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.