Police appeal to find Krugerrand coin collection stolen from Ramsgate home

The coins were taken from a property in Hardres Street

Detectives investigating two burglaries at a property in Ramsgate are appealing for information to help recover high-value gold coins.

The burglaries were reported to have taken place at a home in Hardres Street between 11am on Thursday, July 19 and 9am on Wednesday, July 25.

Watches, electrical items and collectable Krugerrand gold coins were among the items stolen during both breaks, which were reported to Kent Police.

Investigating officer DC Leah Roberts said: “Following a number of enquiries we have been able to recover some of the items stolen but not the coins and they are of great sentimental value.

“We would ask people in the area to remain vigilant and call us if they’re offered the coins to buy, or if they have any information about the burglaries.”

On Sunday, July 29, Martin Ward, 39, of Newcastle Hill in Ramsgate, was charged with burglary following these incidents.

He was also charged with the possession of cocaine, cannabis and a knuckleduster in Ramsgate on July 28.

Mr Ward has been released on bail to appear at Margate Magistrates’ Court on August 30.

A 41-year-old woman from Ramsgate was also arrested on suspicion of burglary and has been released on police bail until 17 August.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious or has information that could assist with the investigation is asked to call 01843 222289 quoting reference ZY/42609/18 as soon as possible.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555 111.