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Jewellery worth £30,000 stolen from Midlothian house

Stolen jewellery Image copyright Police Scotland

Jewellery worth £30,000 has been stolen from a house in Midlothian.

The theft happened at a house in Belwood Road, Penicuik. sometime between 12:15 and 18:15 on Tuesday.

The jewellery including, cufflinks, necklaces, pendants, bracelets, earrings, brooches and watches, also has sentimental value.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. They are also asking second-hand dealers to keep an eye out for the items.

PC Scott Clark, of Police Scotland, said: "As you can imagine, the victim is utterly devastated at the theft of these pieces of jewellery, which hold significant financial and sentimental value.

"As part of our inquiries we would urge anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious activity around Martyrs Cross on Tuesday afternoon or evening to contact police immediately.

"We will be engaging with a number of second-hand retailers to locate the stolen goods, but I would also request that members of the public who are approached and asked to buy any such jewellery should decline and get in touch with us."

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