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Police Search for $50K Ring Stolen in Strath


Two people have been arrested over a jewellery theft at a Strathalbyn retirement village.

It is alleged that the pair broke into the facility while an elderly couple were interstate and stole a number of items including a safe containing jewellery and cash.

In the safe was a distinctive diamond ring valued at approximately $50,000.  The ring is described as having 42 diamonds set on a platinum claw with a four tiered diamond shaped cluster (see above picture).

On Friday 13 November, police arrested a 41-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman, both from Munno Para and charged them with aggravated serious criminal trespass, theft and breach of bail.

The pair was refused bail and appeared in court on Monday 16 November where they were remanded in custody.

While some of the stolen jewellery has been recovered, the distinctive ring is still outstanding.

Hills Fleurieu Detectives are asking if members of the public have any information about the incident or know the whereabouts of the ring to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au. Callers can remain anonymous.

Photo of stolen ring, SAPOL