Cash and passports from Ramsgate burglary dumped but jewellery still missing

Jewellery was taken from the property in Ramsgate

Jewellery has been stolen from a Ramsgate property – but the thieves dumped a safe containing cash and passports also taken during the burglary .

The break-in is reported to have taken place at a house in Southwood Gardens between 2.50pm and 3pm on Thursday 10 January and photos of some of the stolen jewellery have been released by officers.

The items include several gold bangles and gold necklaces, one with sapphires, and a gold ring with diamonds and a large sapphire in the centre.

Two men were seen in the area at the time of the offence. One was described as aged around 45 wearing a baseball cap, a beige coat, a black shirt and black jeans.

The second was aged around 25, was 5ft 8in tall, and was wearing a dark green coat with a hood and dark coloured jeans.

Both men were wearing black scarves covering half their faces.

The cash and passports have been recovered after a member of the public found them in a broken safe on the side of the road in Felderland Lane, Worth. They were handed over to police.

Investigating officer PC Mark Huttley said: “A small silver car was also seen in the area of Southwood Gardens when the burglary took place and we are keen to trace it.

“We are urging anyone who saw any suspicious activity that afternoon, or recognises any of the items of jewellery in these images, to contact us. Equally anyone in the Worth area who has information that could assist us in relation to the property that was found should also get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked phone Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference 46/6223/19. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555111.