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Wedding rings more than 50 years old stolen as homeowners visited sick relative in hospital

A number of highly valuable jewellery items – including wedding rings more than half a century old – were stolen from a house as homeowners visited a sick relative in hospital.

Police have issued an appeal for information following a burglary in the Tullywinney Road area of Camlough last night (Tuesday).

Sometime between 1.30pm and 10pm, a house was entered while the homeowners were out visiting a relative in hospital.

A quantity of antique family jewellery was taken.

The pieces included a gold wedding ring which is 50 years old, a rose gold wedding ring dated from the 1940s, an gold antique engagement ring, which is a family heirloom dating back to the late 1800s, a gold three gate bracelet with gold heart shaped padlock, a gold brooch – bar style with an inset gold nugget, a gold brooch – bar style with hald sovereign, a gold Cameo Brooch – white silhouette on tan background, a silver thick chain necklace – attached by a special clasp is a locket containing a rose gold coin, and a Waterford Crystal decanter.

Two iPads were also stolen.

Sgt. Tommy Shields said: “This family are understandably very upset given the sentimental value of the pieces of jewellery. If you can help Police with their enquiries please call the 101 number quoting reference number 1375 of 27.9.16.

“Alternatively information about crime can be passed via the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”

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