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Beckenham family offer £500 reward for return of stolen Asian jewellery

PUBLISHED: 15:28 11 September 2013 | UPDATED: 15:46 11 September 2013

A neighbour was able to able to snap the burglars as they fled on a moped in Park Road.

A neighbour was able to able to snap the burglars as they fled on a moped in Park Road.

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A Beckenham family are offering a £500 reward for the safe return of jewellery stolen from their home during a daylight burglary.

The £2,000 worth of Asian gold, stored inside a safe, was taken after two men allegedly broke into an address in Park Road through the back garden at around 11.30am.

After smashing their way through the conservatory, the men are thought to have targeted the safe - leaving laptops, televisions and other high value items untouched.

Natasha Rayasam is now offering a reward for the return of the jeweller, which she says is of “huge sentimental value”.

She said: “I’m so angry it happened to us. We have lived here for 20 years and never had any sort of problem.

“Police say we should invest in CCTV cameras, but nothing would have helped. It all happened in seven minutes, and the burglars were gone before the police arrived.”

Det Sgt Stuart Roberts, of the Burglary Squad at Bromley, said: “I am appealing for anyone who was in the area of Park Road, Beckenham at around 1130hrs on 28 July and saw two men carrying a box or safe away from an address.

“The two men then left the scene on a moped, carrying the box on the seat between them.”

Though no arrests have been made, Natasha’s quick thinking neighbour was able to take a picture as they left the property on a moped.

“While they were escaping our neighbour came rushing out”, she said.

“I’m devastated to lose the jewellery, and I will pay £500 to anyone who helps us find it.”

If you have any information regarding the stolen jewellery, contact the Burglary Squad at Bromley on 0208 284 9967 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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