Antique ring stolen in burglary


Ring is over a hundered years old

A man has been left devastated after thieves stole a family heirloom in a burglary at his Birmingham flat earlier this week.


The 31-year-old had just left a nightclub on Broad Street in the early hours of Tuesday 14 January when he got talking to a couple of men. They offered him a lift home and talked him into allowing them into his flat on Brindley Point, Sheepcote Road.


Once inside they stole his mobile phone, a TomTom sat nav and a ring which belonged to his great grandfather.

The ring is over a hundred years old and has been passed down through the generations it came into the man’s possession when his father died in 2008. It is described as a gold band with initials MR engraved on the face. An image of two men has been released by police in a bid to identify them.


Police Constable Andrew Grimwade, from Birmingham’s investigation team, said: “The ring is not of great monetary value but this has great sentimental value and is regarded as one of his priceless possessions.


“We would really like to trace the ring and be able to hand it back to the victim. We have made contact with local jewellers and if anyone tries to sell it on they will contact us. I would like to appeal to anyone who may think they have been offered this ring to call me or one of my colleagues on 101.”


The thieves are described as Asian and in their twenties. One man is described as around 5ft 4″ tall and is believed to have been wearing a brown leather jacket and jeans. It is also believed that they were in a small silver car.


PC Grimwade, added: “I would appeal to anyone who recognise these men or who saw them on the night of the burglary to contact me. I would also like to appeal to the men in the image to do the right thing and come forward, this is your chance to tell your side of the story.”


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