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$5 000 offer for stolen jewellery


Maria Bradshaw

$5 000 offer for stolen jewellery

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A?British?couple on holiday here is offering a $5 000 reward for the return of their jewellery stolen from a safe at their St James condominium.
A devastated David and Denise Bull, who have been coming to Barbados for the past 25 years, discovered that their condominium had been burglarized on September 1, while they were out jogging. Five pieces of jewellery, a watch and $4 000 belonging to them and Denise’s mother and brother, who were on holiday with them, were stolen.
The items include an Aries gold pendant, a gold tank francais Cartier watch, a pair of round and heart-shaped diamond earrings, a heart-shaped necklace, a heart-shaped diamond ring and a gold diamond flower bracelet.
“They are all sentimental pieces,” David said, pointing out that he had bought them for his wife over time to replace other jewellery which had been stolen when their house in Britain?was burglarized several years ago.
“We were childhood sweethearts. We have been together for 36 years. We met while we were at school and I had given her some very inexpensive jewellery which was stolen when our house in [Britain] was burglarized. When I became successful, I replaced those pieces with the ones which were stolen from the safe. It is not about how much they cost, it is the sentimental value of them – they are part of our history as a couple.”
Fighting back tears, Denise said the theft had them reconsidering if they would ever come back to Barbados and if they had made the right move by acquiring the St James condominium which they only bought in August.
The couple is leaving Barbados next Saturday but hoping that the jewellery would be returned. They promised “complete confidence”. They have posted flyers at areas in St James and St Peter hoping to get a quick response.
People with information about the jewellery are asked to email the couple at [email protected]

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