ACT Policing is asking the public to keep a look out for a number of unique items that were stolen from a residence in Ainslie in the early hours of Monday morning (18 January).
The items hold strong sentimental value for the couple who reside at the home, and were stolen whilst they slept.
The items include:
- A gold wedding ring with 1911 W v gent inscribed on the inside;
- A gold wedding ring with 14-9-57 14-2-58 inscribed on the inside;
- A gold signet ring with ‘D’ inscribed on the inside;
- Gold pendant earrings and a gold ring both with a classical Greek pattern;
- Two Dutch royal family awards for war service; and
- An Old Dutch 10 guilder gold coin on a gold chain
A number of personal documents were also stolen, including passports, wills, and wedding, birth and naturalisation certificates as well as photograph negatives of a deceased loved one. An amount of cash was also taken during the burglary.
ACT Policing is continuing to investigate the incident, and a thorough forensic examination was conducted at the scene.
Police are asking anyone who may come across these items or who has information about the burglary to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the website at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.
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