Detectives investigating a burglary on Harrogate’s most expensive street which was reported more than a month ago are now asking for the public’s health to trace those responsible.
Burglars struck at a house on Fulwith Mill Lane in the town shortly before 10pm on Sunday, May 11, grabbing the house owner as he put his bins out before physically assaulting his wife.
The three men, who fled the scene in a small car, stole Cartier and Rolex watches, diamond rings, bracelets, designer bags, and more in the raid.
Investigating detectives have now released pictures of some of the stolen items as they try and trace those responsible.
“This was a nasty incident which left the owners feeling traumatised by the experience,” said DC Vincent Formosa, of Harrogate CID.
“As the jewellery which was stolen is highly distinctive I am sure that anyone who has been offered it will recognise it immediately and I urge them to contact the police.
“I am also keen to speak to anyone who can identify the men responsible and ask them to get in touch straight away.”
Burglars struck at the house on Fulwith Mill Lane - known as Harrogate’s most expensive street - at 9.50pm that Sunday night.
The householder, a 52-year-old man, had been putting his recycling bins at the front gate when he was grabbed by one of the men.
The other two burglars, say police, entered the house where they physically assaulted his 54-year-old wife.
Police have now released information about what was stolen that night.
Among the items taken were a Cartier Tank ladies wristwatch made of white gold with a diamond bezel and diamond set band, a ladies Rolex Datejust stainless steel with a white shell face and diamonds on the numerals, and a yellow gold Rolex Dayonta white face.
Also stolen were a tennis bracelet with diamonds and white gold and a pair of white gold diamond ½” loopy earrings, with diamonds around the side of the earring, a square cut 1.5 carat diamond solitaire engagement ring made from white gold, a white gold diamond ring centre stone with diamonds on shoulder, an iPhone 4S and an iPhone 5S.
A Louis Vuitton clutch style handbag in light and medium brown, a Louis Vuitton purse in light brown and tan colour, a Louis Vuitton bi-fold leather wallet with TPA in silver on the outside were also taken.
After the burglary, say police, the men left in a small car, possibly a Volkswagen Golf.
The first suspect is described as being a white man around 5ft 9in to 5ft 10in tall with a stocky build, who spoke with a Leeds accent. He was wearing a dark grey hoody and tracksuit bottoms.
The second man is also white, aged in twenties, approximately 5ft 7in tall and had a stocky build and spoke with a very broad Leeds accent. He was also wearing a dark grey hooded top and covered his face with a black scarf.
The third suspect is possibly of mixed race and around 6ft 2in to 6ft 4in tall with a muscular build. He was wearing a grey hooded top and light coloured tracksuit bottoms and covered his face with a black scarf.
Anyone with information is asked to call Harrogate CID on 101, asking for Vincent Formosa. Alternatively, information can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference number 12140075292, or Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111.