Burglars 'brazenly ransack' mansion in million pound jewellery heist

19 November 2019, 07:19

Some of the items police are hunting for
Some of the items police are hunting for. Picture: Met police
EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

Police are investigating a high-value burglary in Haringey where more than one million pounds worth of jewels were stolen and a house was 'brazenly ransacked'.

Officers were called to Hampstead Lane, Haringey on Thursday, 14 November after the victim realised someone had broken into her property.

While the victim and her young children were in the property thieves scaled the wall of her mansion, broke in and ransacked the property looking for loot.

Scotland Yard said the suspects escaped through a first-floor window, getting away with an array of jewellery, designer clothing and a substantial amount of cash.

Some of the jewellery police are seeking
Some of the jewellery police are seeking. Picture: Met police

Detective Inspector Paul Ridley is leading the investigation. He said: “Burglary is an extremely intrusive crime and the effect is often compounded further when the occupants are at home. This is an aggravating feature of this case as the victim was present with her young children when the burglars have forced entry, scaling the wall of the mansion and brazenly ransacking the premises.

“I am today releasing images of some of the items that were stolen and are of huge sentimental value to the victim. Many of these are very distinctive and rare including the necklace, ring and earrings. I would ask anyone who has been offered this jewellery, including private collectors or jeweller’s; or seen these items for sale anywhere to report it to us immediately.

“I can assure you that all information will be treated in confidence and will be acted upon by my investigation team – I need the names of these intruders as a priority.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting reference CAD 6371/14 NOV.