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Family Heirloom Stolen In Village Raid

Batcombe Burglary, 2 September 2013

8:28am 3rd September 2013

A family clock passed down through the generations has been stolen from a home in West Dorset.

The James McCabe clock  with the serial number 3158 or 3168 was taken along with medals , and a Dell laptop. A quantity of jewellery, including diamond earrings, two signet rings and gold bracelets, was also stolen.

The incident, in which unknown offenders forced entry to a house and stole a number of items, happened in Batcombe - a village between Dorchester and Yeovil - sometime between 12.45pm and 5.45pm on Friday 30 August 2013.

Police Constable Neil Gauden, of Bridport police, said: "I am now able to release an image of the stolen clock, which has been passed down through the generations since around 1750.

"It's of great sentimental value to the victims and I'd urge anyone who is offered an item matching this description to contact police as soon as possible.

"I'd also like to hear from anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the Batcombe area on Friday. All calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence."

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 30:454. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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