The case of the stolen Hopalong Cassidy watch stolen in Grays burglary

ESSEX Police are appealing for information to help solve a burglary which took place in Ward Avenue in Grays at 1pm on Tuesday December 29.

Thieves smashed the glass in a rear kitchen door to get into the house before carrying out an untidy search of the rooms upstairs and stealing a large quantity of jewellery. Investigating officer DC Clive Day said: "In total an estimated £5,000 worth of jewellery was stolen. This included some quite distinctive pieces which I am sure someone would recognise if they saw them.

If anyone has been offered any of these items or has any information which could help me find the people responsible for this crime then I would love to hear from them. They can call me at Grays Police Station on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

The items stolen include gold charms of a red railway lamp, an elephant with seat, a teapot, and Rialto Bridge; a 9ct gold Nefertiti with gold chain; a woman’s Raymond Weil wristwatch, with a gold face, no numbers and a jewel for the No. 12; a 1956 boy’s Hopalong Cassidy wristwatch with strap; a 1938 Blackenburg tiepin in the shape of a silver dagger with ivory handle; a 1972 men’s 9ct gold Rotary wristwatch; an 1870s American Elgin gold pocketwatch; a 1940 WW2 Hofner Goliath Harmonica; a cutthroat razor (Tennis Solinge/Reinate Qualitscrbeilt); a cutthroat razor (Extra); a German cutthroat razor; a 1944 English Army safety razor kit in original box and a 1950s map of Switzerland cigarette lighter.

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