A WARNING has been issued by Cheshire Police after four houses were broken into over the last two months.
In each case, gold jewellery was taken and police are urging residents to keep their jewellery locked away or hidden out of sight when it is not being worn.
DC Steve McCabe said: “It would seem thieves are targeting Indian gold and ceremonial jewellery which tends to be of a higher carat than most gold jewellery, and is darker in colour.
“There are many simple ways residents can help to keep their valuables safe. Make sure doors and windows are locked while you are out during the day as well as through the night.
“Leaving a light on if you are out in the evening also helps to deter thieves.
“Keeping jewellery hidden away and out of sight of windows and doors also helps. A thief is more likely to break in somewhere if they know there are a lot of valuables in view.”
DC McCabe added: “We would also appeal for anyone who is offered jewellery like this for sale on the streets and is concerned about its origins to contact the police.”
If you have any information on these break-ins or would like some crime prevention advice, call Cheshire police on 0845 458 0000.