Detectives are appealing for information following a report of a burglary at residential premises in the Garland Avenue area of Castlereagh on Friday, 12th January. 

Detective Sergeant Cargin said: “At around 8.30pm, we received a report that entry had been gained to a house by forcing a rear door.

"We believe this occurred at a time between 6.00pm and 8.15pm when the property was unoccupied. The property was ransacked and a number of items stolen, including jewellery and a sum of cash. 

"Understandably, the home owners been left very upset by the intrusion into their home and the loss of sentimental items, which included a jade necklace.

Stolen jade necklace

“This item has particular significance for the family and we would appeal to the public to get in touch if they are offered the necklace, or one similar, in suspicious circumstances.

"Our enquiries into this incident are continuing. 

“Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area, or who may have relevant doorbell or CCTV footage, is asked to contact us on 101, quoting reference number 1635 of 12/01/24.

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