Latest crime reports and advice from Det Insp Mark Truelove of Huddersfield police
A VALUABLE collection of Wedgwood ceramics has been stolen in Huddersfield.
And it is a crime which exemplifies how important it is to make it difficult for the thieves to dispose of their ill-gotten gains.
They steal property to sell and the harder we can make it for them to be able to do so, the better for us all.
With crimes like this – or any burglary or theft – reducing the value of items for thieves is one way of hopefully putting them off.
Imagine, for example, the difficulty a thief would have in trying to sell a watch with your name engraved on it if they aren’t able to prove who they are to the dealer.
That’s why if people take the time and trouble to postcode and indelibly mark their valuables, or sentimentally important property, it may well decrease second hand values.
It is unusual to see burglaries where the suspects have a lot of time to remove a large number of items from someone's home.
Sadly in this case we did experience such a crime, when a large number of expensive, limited edition Wedgwood ceramics were stolen.