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.
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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 – www.immobilise.com – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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