Tayside and Central Scotland

Warning after £11k jewellery theft in Scone

Thieves stole jewellery worth more than £11,000 from a Perthshire home, police have said.

The house in Scone's Murrayshall Road was broken into between 12:00 on Sunday and 20:30 on Monday.

Among the items taken were a chrome Omega watch, a rose gold wedding band and a platinum diamond eternity ring.

Detectives warned there could be a link between this burglary and others in Comrie, Auchterarder, Madderty and Fortingall over the weekend.

They also want to trace a man seen in the area in the previous week offering home insulation.

He is described as being in his early 20s, between 5ft 8in and 6ft 2in tall, slim and with light coloured hair. He may have been wearing a yellow jacket.

Caller alert

A Tayside Police spokesman said: ''We would ask householders to be vigilant and keep an eye out for any suspicious activity or people in the area where they live. In particular, we would ask them to be alert to people arriving unannounced at their door, or at the door of neighbours.

''It is possible it could be bogus callers seeking out potential targets. If someone arrives at your door unannounced and is looking to gain access to your home, do not let them in.

''Ensure that doors are secure, even when at home and if you have a door chain - use it. Never let anyone in your home until you are certain of who they are, or who they claim to represent."

The force also told people to watch for unfamiliar vehicles and keep an eye out for elderly or vulnerable neighbours.

The spokesman added: "It is your community and it is residents that are most often best placed to spot when things appear out of the ordinary. If you suspect anything is untoward or suspicious, call the police.''

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