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Media captionCCTV captures gang stealing £1m-worth of jewelry in log baskets.

Thieves climbed a two-metre excessive wall to steal antiques from the nation residence of a multi-millionaire entrepreneur.

The 4 suspects, who have been captured on CCTV, raided the house of Prof Sir Christopher Evans in Bibury, Gloucestershire, on 9 July and took diamond rings, tiaras and bracelets.

The theft had a “devastating” impact on Sir Christopher’s spouse, Girl Anne, because of the sentimental nature of the gadgets.

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A “substantial money reward” has been provided for data.

The CCTV footage captured the gang carrying gadgets in a log basket throughout the grounds earlier than placing them in a silver or gray Audi S5 and heading in direction of Cirencester.

Vintage gadgets taken embody diamond rings, gold brooches, a tiara, a Cartier bracelet, a choker, silver candlesticks and three Artwork Nouveau silver rose bowls.

It’s estimated the gadgets stolen within the housebreaking – which occurred between 17:00 and 20:00 on Monday 9 July – have a price of a minimum of £1m.

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In an announcement, Sir Christopher, an internationally famend life sciences entrepreneur, mentioned: “The actual ache comes from what these stolen gadgets imply and symbolise in our lives.

“Anne’s engagement ring was her late father’s signet ring – the one factor she has left of him. The diamond ring I purchased my spouse when our first little one was born price nearly our total financial savings at that time.”

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He added the couple had “at all times taken safety across the property very significantly and we’ve clearly stepped up safety with 24-hour canine patrols across the property”.

Det Con Faye Satchwell-Bennett, from Gloucestershire Constabulary, mentioned the housebreaking has had a “marked affect” on the victims, and requested that antiques sellers to be looking out for any of the gadgets.


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