Bride has £10,000 of jewellery stolen...as thieves target Indian gold

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A BRIDE had more than £10,000 of jewellery stolen in the run-up to her wedding, as thieves seek out high quality Indian gold.

Crooks broke into the woman's house in Carlton Avenue, Southend, to steal arm-fulls of the precious jewellery.

Police believe it has now become a favourite among thieves because of the high carat of the gold.

The woman, who did not want to be named, said much of the jewellery was 24 carat and she had been planning to wear it for her wedding.

It is common for brides at Indian weddings to wear expensive jewellery from their family during the celebrations.

She said:”If you can sell Indian gold you can get a fortune, especially with the amount taken from me, and pure silver as well.

“But I’m more bothered about the sentimental value. "

The jewellery was stolen overnight on January 4 after the along with a long sum of cash which had been given to the woman as part of her engagement.

They also took the spare key to the owner’s black ‘N’ reg Volkswagen Golf and returned the following night to drive it away.

She is advising other people to take photographs of their jewellery to help police trace it if it gets stolen.

Sgt Ian Hughes, of Southend police, said:"The theft of Asian gold is something that's been occurring up and down the country, because it's quite good quality gold. "

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

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12:48pm Sat 16 Feb 13

Cosmo Spring says...

Bride has £10,000 of jewellery stolemn


stolemn?
[quote]Bride has £10,000 of jewellery stolemn[/quote] stolemn? Cosmo Spring
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1:19pm Sat 16 Feb 13

apapa palm says...

I feel sorry for the insurance companies !! whiplash... now this .. up and down the country .. makes you wonder what s--m next
I feel sorry for the insurance companies !! whiplash... now this .. up and down the country .. makes you wonder what s--m next apapa palm
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2:25pm Sat 16 Feb 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Took the keys to the car....and returned the next night to take it, surely they was advised this might happen, maybe they could have been ready for it.
and armfuls of gold..? really..?
Took the keys to the car....and returned the next night to take it, surely they was advised this might happen, maybe they could have been ready for it. and armfuls of gold..? really..? DogsMessInLeigh
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3:27pm Sat 16 Feb 13

andyh says...

Really armfuls of gold.
Indian wedding bling makes Essex Girl bling look totally understated.
Really armfuls of gold. Indian wedding bling makes Essex Girl bling look totally understated. andyh
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4:22pm Sat 16 Feb 13

firedog says...

Cosmo Spring wrote:
Bride has £10,000 of jewellery stolemn


stolemn?
That must be the asian spelling.
[quote][p][bold]Cosmo Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote]Bride has £10,000 of jewellery stolemn[/quote] stolemn?[/p][/quote]That must be the asian spelling. firedog
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4:53pm Sat 16 Feb 13

psorias says...

firedog wrote:
Cosmo Spring wrote:
Bride has £10,000 of jewellery stolemn


stolemn?
That must be the asian spelling.
The jewellery was stolen overnight on January 4 after the along with a long sum of cash which had been given to the woman as part of her engagement.

'after the along with a long sum of cash' ??

I see no-one has put their name to this article.
[quote][p][bold]firedog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cosmo Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote]Bride has £10,000 of jewellery stolemn[/quote] stolemn?[/p][/quote]That must be the asian spelling.[/p][/quote]The jewellery was stolen overnight on January 4 after the along with a long sum of cash which had been given to the woman as part of her engagement. 'after the along with a long sum of cash' ?? I see no-one has put their name to this article. psorias
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5:33pm Sat 16 Feb 13

Devils Advocate says...

January the 4th? They'll be miles away by now, even with the armfuls of jewels!

A timely article though. The slight errors in the text could be due to the rush to get the article published before the trail goes cold!
January the 4th? They'll be miles away by now, even with the armfuls of jewels! A timely article though. The slight errors in the text could be due to the rush to get the article published before the trail goes cold! Devils Advocate
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7:35pm Sat 16 Feb 13

sosad 1 says...

it is simple it is a indian takeaway
it is simple it is a indian takeaway sosad 1
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8:23pm Sat 16 Feb 13

everyoneh850 says...

This is nothing new. Indians have been a target for their gold for some time now. They should use safety deposit boxes to hoard their gold or they will lose it.
This is nothing new. Indians have been a target for their gold for some time now. They should use safety deposit boxes to hoard their gold or they will lose it. everyoneh850
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9:00am Sun 17 Feb 13

A Dermot says...

Who knew that house would contain 'armfuls of gold' and a 'large sum of cash'.

Was it an inside job or more likely insurance fraud.

I wonder if all the stolen Indian gold was put together would probably exceed the amount of gold ever found by several hundred times.
Who knew that house would contain 'armfuls of gold' and a 'large sum of cash'. Was it an inside job or more likely insurance fraud. I wonder if all the stolen Indian gold was put together would probably exceed the amount of gold ever found by several hundred times. A Dermot
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