Theft Appeal: Newcastle

Police are warning people to be on their guard following a theft in Newcastle.

The incident occurred at 12pm on Sunday 20 December. A woman was walking along Etruria Road when a small grey car pulled up alongside her. The occupants of the car, two Asian men and two Asian women, asked for directions to the hospital so they could visit their elderly mother.

Claiming it was tradition; they placed a necklace with two brass rings over the woman’s head and instructed her to pray. The woman later realised that whilst she had been distracted they had taken her necklace which also had a wedding ring on it.

The necklace is described as an 18 inch gold necklace with a gold locket. The wedding ring had the inscription ‘M.R to C.B. 7.8.65.’

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 438 of December 20.

Alternatively they can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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