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oceanhotelPolice are investigating a burglary at a Sandown hotel which has resulted in more than £12,000 worth of possessions being stolen.

Three rooms were targeted at the Ocean Hotel on Sandown Esplanade last Friday, with large quantities of jewellery having been taken including several heavy gold and diamond bracelets, a large stoned ruby and diamond high set ring, a Chopard gold floating diamond necklace, a topaz necklace, ring and earrings and several pairs of diamond earrings.

Two mobile phones and a digital video camera were also stolen in the serious but rare burglary.

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Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward with information. Officers believe the suspect to be white, aged between 40 to 50 years old, slim build and skinny face with black hair that was longer on top and greying around the sides. He was wearing a short sleeve light coloured (possibly blue) shirt and blue jeans.

Investigating Officer DC Victoria Hayward said:

“This is a very rare occurrence during a busy bank holiday weekend and we are asking members of the public or businesses who have an interest in buying or selling jewellery to be on the lookout for someone trying to sell this rare and unusual jewellery. Some items may not be hallmarked as they were purchased abroad.”

Anyone with information can contact DC Hayward at Newport CID by phoning 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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