Second Banchory home robbed of jewels in a week

Thieves have stolen thousands of pounds worth of jewellery from a Banchory home- the second property to be targeted in a week.

A home on Raemoir Road was victim to the housebreaking last Wednesday (September 11), just days after over £30,000 of gems were robbed from a home on the town’s Watson Street.

A Police spokesperson confirmed that the latest incident took place between 10.10am and 12.50pm last Wednesday and said they were “keeping an open mind” about a link between the thefts.

Around £5,000 of jewellery was taken from the property.

The burglary on Watson Street the previous week saw thieves make off with £30,000 worth of jewellery and electrical items, including an iPad, a Rolex watch and an engagement ring.

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen anything suspicious on the day.

Anyone with information or who has been offered jewellery for sale is asked to contact 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if they wish to remain anonymous.

One Raemoir Road resident told the Piper: “I saw Police near the Academy on Thursday... Luckily I’m off to Australia tomorrow so I’ll be sure to take my jewels with me.”

Another said: “It is concerning that this can happen so close to home.”