Sheffield pensioner left devastated after thieves ransack home stealing jewellery including her engagement ring

An 80-year-old woman has had had a large amount of jewellery stolen from her Sheffield home – including an engagement ring given to her at the age of 19.

Saturday, 1st February 2020, 1:29 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd February 2020, 3:53 pm

Detectives in Sheffield are asking witnesses to come forward after a house on Chapel Road was broken in to sometime between 2pm and 6.30pm on Friday, January 24.

The offenders are said to have gained entry via the back of the house, while the victim was out visiting an extremely poorly relative.

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Some of the jewellery stolen from a pensioner's home in Sheffield

Detective Constable Dean Craik, investigating, said: “The victim has been left devastated and in a total state of shock following this incident, which has seen large amounts of jewellery, including some very specific and personal items taken.

“What’s even more distressing is that the victim had been to see a relative, who was extremely poorly in hospital. After a really difficult and emotional afternoon, she came home to find her jewellery had been ransacked.

“Her engagement ring, given to her by her husband at the age of 19, was taken and has rarely been off her finger for over 60-years.

“These items are understandably of huge sentimental value to the woman and I’m asking anyone with information to come forward.

Some of the jewellery stolen from a pensioner's home in Sheffield

“I’d also like to appeal to any shop owner or worker who has been approached with items that match those pictured to contact us straight away so we can hopefully reunite this woman with her jewellery.”

All pictures of the stolen jewellery have been supplied by South Yorkshire Police and show the missing pieces as best as they can.

Anyone who has any information about the incident is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 751 of 24 January 2020 or you can contact South Yorkshire Police on the website

Some of the jewellery stolen from a pensioner's home in Sheffield

You can also pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers via their website crimestoppers-uk.org or on 0800 555111.

Some of the jewellery stolen from a pensioner's home in Sheffield
Some of the jewellery stolen from a pensioner's home in Sheffield
Some of the jewellery stolen from a pensioner's home in Sheffield
Some of the jewellery stolen from a pensioner's home in Sheffield