War medals and jewellery 'of great sentimental value' stolen from home

Police have launched an investigation following the housebreaking on Napier Road in Edinburgh.

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Jewellery and war medals described as having “great sentimental value” have been stolen from a house in Edinburgh.

Three people wearing balaclavas forced their way into a property on Napier Road and stole a number of items including a safe containing the items.

Police have launched an appeal following the housebreaking, which occurred between 10pm and midnight on Saturday, September 17.

Officers said family members have been left “shocked and upset” at the theft and have urged anyone with information to come forward.

Door-to-door enquiries are being carried out and police are reviewing CCTV from the surrounding area.

The suspects are said to have broken into the rear of the property and left by the front door.

They got into a dark coloured car and drove off towards Colinton Road.

Detective Constable Scott Lynas said: “The medals and jewellery are of great sentimental value and family members are shocked and upset that the items have been stolen.  I am appealing to anyone who has any information to get in touch.

“I would also ask people to contact us if they become aware of anyone trying to sell or pass on items of jewellery or medals. No matter how insignificant your information may seem to you, please do pass it on, your information could be the link that helps us identify the suspects and enable us to return the items to their rightful owners.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 1226 of September 18. Alternatively, please pass your information confidentially to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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