South Yorkshire nurse's home ransacked during 12-hour hospital shift

A nurse’s home was ransacked and jewellery of sentimental value was stolen while she worked a 12-hour shift in a South Yorkshire hospital.

Monday, 8th February 2021, 8:05 am
Updated Monday, 8th February 2021, 8:31 am

The woman returned to her home on Paddock Road, Barnsley, at 7.30pm on Saturday, January 23 to find that her home had been broken into and cash, documents and jewellery were missing.

South Yorkshire Police said the NHS worker’s property had been ‘ransacked’.

A diamond ring and a Michael Kors watch were stolen along with a grey leather look jewellery box which contained a gold ring with a triangular ruby with diamonds around it.

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A cordon of police tape (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP via Getty Images)

The jewellery box also contained a silver Pandora bracelet with personal charms attached, multiple diamond stud earrings, silver fine bracelets, a bracelet with a rose gold heart with ‘live, laugh, love’ engraved on it, a Swarovski crystal friendship knot silver ring and a gold watch.

A silver necklace with 'a mothers’ love will never die' pendant, a gold signet ring, a gold and oval black onyx ring and a rose gold iPhone 6 were also stolen along with a cream purse with bow on it stolen.

Two bottles of Penhaligons Trade Routes Halfeti Eau de Parfum were also taken.

CCTV images have been released by detectives trying to trace those involved in the burglary.

The four men captured are believed to hold vital information about the break-in.

PC David Gregg, leading the investigation for South Yorkshire Police, said: “The victim in this case had got home from a 12-hour shift at one of our local hospitals to find her home in chaos and some of her really precious belongings gone.“Our enquiries are progressing and we’re now able to release CCTV images of a group of men we’d like to speak to in connection with what happened

“We believe they might have information that is vital to our investigation.”Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the stolen jewellery and other valuables, or anyone who recognises those in the CCTV images, should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 147 of January 23.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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