Police renew appeal for sightings of stolen ‘Asian gold’

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The Metropolitan Police have renewed their appeal for information about stolen ‘Asian gold’ worth in excess of £300,000 taken from a Lewisham jeweller earlier this year. 

The burglary took place on Lee Road on the night of February 10 and involved the theft of a number of unique pieces of jewellery. 

Investigating officer Detective Constable Leisa Johnson said: “A significant quantity of distinctive items of jewellery [were] taken during this offence and those pieces will have been offered to someone.” 

Police are now asking anyone who might have come into contact with the items to come forward, releasing an image of one of the pieces.

Johnson said: “Do you recognise any of the items? Have you been offered Asian gold for sale in other than normal circumstances? If you have any information, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, please contact police immediately.” 

As of March this year more than £140m of ‘Asian gold’ had been stolen in the UK in the last five years. Last October the Met put out a warning to members of the public in possession of such items to take care, offering a list of precautions to help prevent them from falling victims theft. 

Anyone with information regarding the Lee Road burglary are encouraged to call the police 101 or Tweet @MetCC, quoting 3203438/19

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