Burglars escape with high value hauls

POLICE are investigating two high-value burglaries in Stamford.

The first break-in happened at a house in Church Street between Friday July 15 at 10.30am and Sunday July 17 at 4.30pm.

About £6,000 of bespoke handmade jewellery was taken.

A man was seen acting suspiciously in the area about 10 days before the break in. He is described as 5ft 9in or taller, of thin build, no older than about 30 and was wearing dark clothing, possibly three-quarter length shorts and a hoodie.

The second burglary happened at a shop in St Mary’s Street. It was discovered at 1.38am on Tuesday when the alarm went off.

Police believe someone got in through a window in the roof and smashed a number of display cabinets, getting away with Royal Worcester urns and vases and Royal Crown Derby porcelain worth several thousand pounds.