Do you know someone who is stealing or selling stolen gold?
During religious holidays, festivals and weddings those in Asian communities celebrate by dressing up and spending time with friends and family, often wearing gold jewellery. Sadly, households with large numbers of gold items can be at risk of being targeted. In most cases, items that are stolen have been passed down the generations and have huge sentimental value to the victims.
Don't let someone ruin the celebrations in you local community - if you have information on individuals involved with stealing gold or selling stolen gold in the county, talk to us anonymously.
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Annabelle Goodenough, South East Regional Manager for Crimestoppers, said: “Many people may be reluctant to go to the police, even though they know who is stealing gold and selling it on, but they should feel they can give vital information to someone”.
“We never ask for your name and no personal details are taken, calls cannot be recorded. Calls and information given online cannot be traced and you will not have to go to court or give a statement to the police”.
Protect yourself against theft of gold and jewellery
The number of gold thefts can spike during religious holidays, festivals and weddings. Consider keeping valuable jewellery hidden or discreet when wearing it in public. Valuables can be made secure by taking simple steps in the home, such as:
- Securing gates
- Fully locking doors
- Good quality safes, which are secured to the wall or the floor
Thieves may take the opportunity to strike when people are out of the house at Ramadan prayers. Take special precaution during this time to make sure your jewellery is stored in a safe place, away from windows and out of reach.
We cannot take information from victims of theft. If you are a victim of theft please contact the Police on 101 (please note that this route is not anonymous).