Housebreaking at Hertford

Hertfordshire Mercury, 21st August 1931


A haul of golden sovereigns and jewellery was made from ”Aberford”, Highfield Road, Hertford, the residence of Mrs Mary Alexander and Miss Lines, between 12.30 and 3.45 on Tuesday afternoon last week.

The thief, or thieves, entered the house by forcing the front door, and from the bedroom of Mrs Alexander stole the following :

Eighty-one golden sovereigns (including eight of the Jubilee year); a number of silver coins amounting to several pounds sterling; small silver coins consisting of  3d. , 4d. ,  and 6d. pieces, amounting to three guineas; an engagement ring of gipsy pattern, set with diamond and rubies ; an old-fashioned gold bracelet ; and a gold necklace , set with garnets.

No other room in the house was disturbed.

The police would like to interview any person who was in the vicinity of Highfield Road during the period between 12.30 and 3.45 p.m. , with a view to ascertaining if they can give any information likely to assist them in their inquiries.

Also , the police are anxious to interrogate two men, both middle aged, of the following description, who were seen in Highfield Road , between 2. p.m. and 2.30 p.m. on the day in question  :

(1) Height about 5 ft 6ins , well built , thick set, oval shaped white face, wearing light grey suit and believed to be wearing a trilby hat. Smart appearance. Carried a walking stick and umbrella.

(2) Height about 5 ft 8 ins , of slighter build than the other man, sallow complexion, similarly dressed. Carried a walking stick.



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