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Robbers steal jewellery worth £35,000 in house raid

Police investigating after high-value theft from property near Murrayfield in Edinburgh.

Theft: A watch and rings were taken.
Theft: A watch and rings were taken.

Jewellery worth tens of thousands of pounds has been stolen from a house in Edinburgh.

The property in Cumlodden Avenue, near Murrayfield, was broken into at some point between January 23 and 26, police said.

Large quantities of jewellery including bracelets, rings, necklaces and a watch were stolen during the heist.

The total value of stolen items is estimated to be around £35,000.

Police have begun an investigation and are appealing for anyone with information on the robbery to come forward.

Constable Kelly McGarvey said: "The homeowner is absolutely devastated at the theft of this jewellery, which is of high financial and sentimental value.

"As part of our inquiries to retrieve these items, we will be liaising with our colleagues at second-hand retail stores and would also urge members of the public who saw anything suspicious in the Cumlodden Avenue area between Tuesday and Thursday last week should contact police immediately.

"In addition, anyone who can help us identify the culprits for this incident should also get in touch."

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