Burglary victims are being urged to identify valuable items recovered from a police raid on a van near Hemel Hempstead last year, as the culprits receive their sentences.
An Aladdin’s cave of Asian jewellery was seized from a Ford Ranger van during a vehicle check operation in Bourne End on January 6, 2012, and police are again asking those who have had similar property stolen to view the photos originally released at the time.
One of the men arrested on suspicion of possessing criminal property during the search, Michael Christopher Murphy, 24, of no fixed abode, was jailed for 15 months on Friday. John Keenan, 30, of The Larches, Watford, who was also arrested at the scene, will be sentenced on September 27.
Det Con Georgina Fenge said of the stolen jewellery: “We would love to be able to reunite these items with their rightful owners and would encourage people who have been the victims of a burglary to take a look at the images and contact us if they believe they can identify anything.”
The items could have been taken from homes in Hertfordshire, Aylesbury, the South East or the Midlands.
You can view some of the photos in the slideshows above, or visit facebook.com/hertspolice for the full album, entitled ‘Op Dyad - Jewellery’.
If you believe any of the stolen items belong to you, contact DC Fenge via the Herts Police non-emergency number 101.