UPDATE: Colyton burglar took precious family heirlooms

Man claimed to be looking for gardening work before stealing jewellery from home

JEWELLERY with great sentimental value was stolen in last week’s burglary at Colyton, The Herald understands.

Police have revealed that the owners of the property in Coly Road were visited by a man, on Wednesday, who was looking for gardening work.

Now this newspaper has been told that the man returned later and forced his way into the home through the back door, while the occupants were out, and took precious family heirlooms.

Officers want to know if other residents in the area had a similar visit by someone looking for gardening work.

Anyone with information is asked to call them on 08452 777 444 and quote crime reference KN/11/25.