Police warning over gold thefts

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Increase in reports of Asian jewellery robberies

POLICE in Wolverhampton are asking people to be vigilant against thieves stealing gold jewellery in the city following a number of reports.

The latest robbery occurred in Holloway Street in East Park on Thursday afternoon at 4.20pm when two women were sitting outside the front of an address preparing vegetables.

A man approached them, spoke to them for a short time, he then bent down and snatched a gold-coloured chain from her neck.

The other woman pushed the man and he then dropped the chain and ran off along the street.

The offender is described as a white man in his 30s and approximately 5ft 5ins to 5ft 10ins tall.

Officers are asking any owners of Asian jewellery to be on their guard against thieves and, where possible, to conceal their jewellery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Wolverhampton police station on 0345 113 5000.

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