Burglary between Bude & Launceston

Siobhan as a child wearing her christening bracelet

Burglary, from experience, is awful. Intrusion is worrying and distressing but it is often only later that families realise the full amount of deeply personal and irreplaceable items they lose when burgled.

On Tuesday 4th July, a  thatched cottage situated near the Countryman Pub, B3254, Launceston to Bude Road was broken into through a smashed window between the hours 8:30 am and 4:45 pm with jewellery and cash stolen, reports Siobhan Jeffery. She, distraught by the burglary,  explains:

Unfortunately among the things stolen were items belonging to my late dad which are of great sentimental value. This includes a half sovereign gold ring and a heavy men’s silver linked chain bracelet. If anyone has any information or saw anything suspicious outside the house then please contact me or the police. It would mean a lot to us if these items could be returned. There is a reward if information provided leads to the retrieval.

Unfortunately, the items are still missing. Someone has informed us they saw a man with a rucksack walking near to the house at approximately 2:30pm on Tuesday 4th July. A white van, possibly with blue and red markings has also been spotted a few days before the burglary.

If anyone has seen this man or any other suspicious activity outside the cottage please let us or the police know by emailingemail 101@dc.police.uk or calling 101. Crime reference number is CR/054582/17.

The items missing include:

*Christening bangle

*My mums engagement ring and antique wedding ring that has been in the family for well over 100 years.

*my late fathers gold half sovereign ring

*gold hinge bracelet *various chains/necklaces

* My late fathers silver heavy linked id bracelet

* 5x Navy medals, these have the name Phelan engraved around the edge.

* Miniature set of the above medals.

The Jeffery family

We have received two reports of a male walking between the Countryman Pub and my mum’s house, Langdon Cottage around 2:30pm. He was approx 5ft- 5ft 6″, wearing dark clothes and carrying a rucksack.

He was on the left hand side walking towards the house, and it is quite uncommon to see walkers along this stretch of road, so there is a possibility he could be linked to the burglary; however, we can’t confirm this.

There is also the possibility the burglar parked in the pub car park and walked to the house.

If anyone was travelling this stretch of road and noticed the man entering the cottage grounds or even dash camera footage then we would really appreciate you contacting us or the police. Thanks for all your help. **There is a reward for any infornation provided that leads to the retrieval of the items ** 

Siobhan’s father

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