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Appeal after watches stolen in Birkenhead burglary

News   •   May 15, 2019 13:10 BST

Detectives are appealing for information after watches were stolen in a burglary at a house in Birkenhead on Saturday (11 May 2019).

A report was received of two male offenders, with their faces covered, entering an unlocked front door to the house on Lansdowne Road at about 11.45pm on Saturday.

The offenders took cash from a wallet and a bag containing watches from the lounge, making threats to the homeowner, before making off from the scene on foot.

The bag of watches contained the following:

  • Ingersoll Ruby Diamond men’s watch
  • Ingersoll Ruby Diamond women’s watch
  • Stührling watch, gold, with a white face and brown strap
  • Stührling watch, gold skeleton with the mechanisms inside showing, and a brown strap
  • Slazenger Watch
  • Detectives want to speak to anyone who has seen or been offered the items for sale since the incident.

    Detective Constable Mike Neithercut said: "The watches taken are of sentimental value as they had been collected over a period of many years by the owner, a man in his 70s. 

    “The victim was pushed back into his chair when he tried to challenge the offenders and, while he was not injured, it has been a particularly upsetting ordeal for him.

    "If you recognise any of the watches or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the Lansdowne Road area at around midnight on Saturday night, please contact police.

    "I would ask the offenders to do the right thing and return the stolen items to the owner in any way possible.

    "These items will be distinctive to anyone who may have been offered them, so I would urge anyone with information on either the items or those involved in this offence to contact police."

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 19100237132 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.