Engaged Burgess Hill couple reunited with stolen wedding rings

These wedding rings have been reunited with their owners
These wedding rings have been reunited with their owners

An engaged couple from Burgess Hill were reunited with their stolen wedding rings in time for their big day.

The couple reported the theft to police on May 22 after discovering the rings, as well as two iPads, were stolen from their Holmesdale Road home.

However, a jeweller contacted police that day and said he had been sold the rings.

Police were able to reunite the couple with the missing rings before their wedding day.

A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and questioned before being released on bail until June 27.

Detective inspector Dave Wardley-Wilkins said: “Burglars very quickly sell on any property they steal. In order to disrupt this process, many second hand traders have signed up to using a check list when buying goods.

“Second hand traders are also encouraged to use Checkmend, to ensure goods they buy are not stolen. This is again why it is important for the public to register their property on www.immobilise.com as both sites are linked and can mean that if your items are recovered should they be stolen, there is more chance of getting them back.

“If you aren’t sure where the item you’re buying has come from, please don’t buy it. Think about where you are buying goods from. For example if someone is selling gold jewellery not through a reputable outlet or business, tell us where and when you saw these goods for sale.”

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