Police in Southend hope to reunite recovered stolen items with rightful owners

Southend Standard: Police recover stolen items Police recover stolen items

DETECTIVES across South Essex are looking to reunite a number of stolen jewellery items with their rightful owners.

Officers have a haul of necklaces, bracelets and watches which they believe to have been stolen during burglaries in Southend, Basildon and Rochford throughout 2013 and the early days of 2014.

Mark Barrett and his girlfriend Nicola Finnigan have been charged with a number of thefts and handling offences.

Investigating officer, detective constable Andy Copley, said: "Despite our best efforts we have yet to identify the owners of these items.

"We are keen to hear from the genuine owners who believe any of the property shown may belong to them."

Barrett was arrested at his home in Westcliff on Tuesday, January 21, and charged with four counts of handling stolen goods, four counts of theft and one count of fraud.

Barrett, 34 of Fairmead Avenue, appeared at Southend Magistrates on Wednesday, January 22.

Finnigan was charged with two counts of handling stolen goods and two counts of theft.

The 32-year-old, also of Fairmead Avenue, is currently on police bail prior to her appearance at Southend Magistrates Court on Friday, February 7.

The recovered jewellery can be viewed at http://goo.gl/W8L5wm, anyone who believes any of the items belong to them should contact detectives on 101.

Alternatively they can email andy.copley@esses.pnn.police.uk, or if they have information relating to the burglaries, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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