Jewellery and money stolen during high-value break-in

Nobody was in the house at the time, police have said.

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Police are investigating after jewellery worth a five-figure sum was stolen from a house in Renfrewshire.

The theft took place at a house in Cockles Loan, Renfrew, sometime between 4pm and 6.30pm on Wednesday, January 26.

During the incident, a quantity of traditional Chinese-style jewellery was taken, along with a four-figure sum of cash.

No one was in the house at the time.

Detective inspector Iain Ross, Renfrew CID, said: “Whilst the jewellery is of significant value, it is also of tremendous sentimental value to the owners who are understandably very upset by the theft.

“Officers are carrying out enquiries in the area and are checking CCTV. We are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously around the house between 11.30am and 6.30pm. 

“We are particularly keen to trace a man seen in the area around 5.30pm entering a car, either an old-style Ford Fiesta or a black Audi estate car, parked near the address.

“Those two cars were in the area at the time and drove off down Cockles Loan towards the junction with Paisley Road.

“The man is described as white, 5ft 8in in height, slim build, in his late 20s, with short fair hair. He was wearing black trousers and a black polo top.”

Anyone with information can contact officers at Paisley Police Station via 101 quoting reference number 0203 of Thursday, January 27, 2022. 

Alternatively information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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