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Reward offered over £1.5m Belgravia jewellery burglary

Stolen items Image copyright Metropolitan Police
Image caption The items include a ruby and diamond ring and a marquise diamond ring

A reward of £25,000 is being offered after a haul of expensive jewellery was stolen from a home in Belgravia as the victims sat watching television.

Twenty items worth a total of £1.5m, including diamond rings, pearls and an ivory bracelet, were taken from Upper Belgrave Street at about 19:00 GMT on 18 October.

Image copyright Metropolitan Police
Image caption The ivory bangle pre-dates the ivory ban, police said

The reward money has been put up by the victims of the raid.

A Chanel platinum wedding band set was among the items taken.

An 18-carat gold horse head bangle with ruby eyes, a marquise diamond ring, a necklace of South Sea pearls, pear-shaped diamond stud earrings and a pear-shaped diamond pendant were also stolen.

A Patek Philippe watch is engraved on the back with a birthday message.

Detectives from Westminster's burglary squad want information that leads to identifying those responsible and the recovery of the stolen items.

Det Con Nick Howard said: "These items are very distinctive and would be immediately recognisable."

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