Stolen items waiting to be reunited with St Albans owners
By JulieGK | Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 20:57
Photos of stolen jewellery and other items which have been recovered have been made available in an album at St Albans police station to try and reunite them with their owners.
Photos of jewellery, silverware and other unidentified items recovered in anti-burglary operations have been uploaded to the website Flickr so that their rightful owners can claim them
Detectives are urging burglary victims in Hertfordshire to go online or to their local police station to view hundreds of pictures of unclaimed stolen property seized recently.
The property was seized in the London area by the Metropolitan Police in the past 2 and a half years, however there is strong evidence to suggest that many items were taken from burgled homes in Hertfordshire.
DS Lesley Shearer, who is heading up the enquiry under the name Operation Gemini, said: "Some of the items are clearly of monetary value and of course many of them will be of sentimental value.
"For example, there is a particularly beautiful necklace with 'Eva' written in an elaborate script and a locket with a handwritten inscription reading 'To Jean with love Fiona, Aileen and Ron'.
"I am asking any burglary victims who have had items stolen in the last couple of years to take 15 minutes to look at the images on the website or at enquiry desks to help with this investigation."
Victims who do recognise any items should contact DS Shearer with the relevant image reference number either by emailing her at email@example.com or writing to her at Op Gemini, Hatfield Police Station, Comet Way, Hatfield, AL10 9SJ, providing their contact details.