Bramcote burglaries targeting Asian Gold

Police are appealing for information after two burglaries where the suspects were believed to be targeting Asian gold.

Both incidents happened in the Bramcote area, while the occupants were at home.

Asian gold is a general term which refers to jewellery bought and held by south Asian families, which is often passed down through the generations.

In the first burglary, three men smashed glass to enter a home in Thoresby Road, between 10.30am and 11am on Wednesday, October 5.

In another incident, two men stole jewellery, watches and electrical items after breaking into a house through the back door in Derby Road at about 8pm on Saturday, October 8.

Advice on protecting your jewellery includes:

  • Whether you are out or at home, always lock the doors and windows of your house.
  • When you are not wearing your jewellery keep it somewhere safe and out of sight.
  • Invest in a lockable concealed safe, for your home and use it. Or hire a security box. HSBC bank offers a service to account holders. Other banks and security companies may also do this.
  • Invest in a burglar alarm and remember to turn it on.
  • Insure your jewellery. If it is already insured, is your policy up-to-date?
  • Photograph your pieces and upload them to the Immobilise website – – so if they are lost or stolen, you stand a better chance of getting them back.
  • Security mark your pieces with methods such as Smartwater or SelectaDNA.
  • Be discreet with your jewellery in crowded, public places. Don’t make yourself a target for an opportunist thief.

To speak to Nottinghamshire Police’s Crime Prevention Unit about protecting your property and reducing your chances of becoming a victim of crime email crime.prevention@nottinghamshire.pnn.police.

To read the full article published in the Nottingham Post, click here

About Sue Sambells

Editor of Bramcote Today. Trustee of Nottinghamshire Neighbourhood Watch. Lead Coordinator for RVR, Bramcote - Neighbourhood Watch Scheme
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2 Responses to Bramcote burglaries targeting Asian Gold

  1. Howard Shakespeare says:

    CCTV is an invaluable tool in deterring burglars and obtaining a conviction.
    Four camera systems can now be bought for under £100. They can be linked through a router to the internet and enable remote monitoring of your property via a smartphone.
    The latest systems record in the cloud instead of through a Digital Video Recorder in the property.

  2. Ian Blakeley says:

    None of the above of course does anything to get to the root of the problems about so called “petty crime”. The steady run down and sniping at the police forces nation wide. Also the complete lack of a cohesive judicial punishment system that at the present time seems to be more interested in the ‘rights’ of criminals over the basic right of victims to be left alone and keep what they have spent their cash on. Do away with parole and make the sentencing be more in tune with the crime. Prison works, it keeps the wrongdoers away from society.

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