Women posted photos of suspects on Facebook after home was burgled


Police are searching for three men after a Jewish woman whose house was burgled posted pictures on Facebook of them acting suspiciously in her garden.

Vanessa Aaron, 42, from Hendon, north London was burgled and her wedding ring, and designer jewellery left to her by her late mother were stolen.

Thieves raided her home before leaving with £100,000 of valuables including gold, diamonds and designer watches.

Mrs Aaron was forced to cancel a holiday in Marbella with her husband Arnold, 38, after both their passports were stolen.
The thieves used a shopping trolley to wheel away a 60kg safe containing up to 200 pieces of jewellery.

The thieves waited until the house was empty, and used a crowbar to prise open a kitchen window before climbing into the house at about 10.20pm on August 16.

On Facebook, Mrs Aaron posted CCTV pictures caught by a camera set up in her neighbour’s home.

Mrs Aaron, a former communications manager for Barnet council, said she thought the men had been watching the house for some time.

A police spokeswoman said: “Police were called to First Avenue, Hendon, on August 17 at approximately 6.20pm following a report of a burglary.

“The property had been left locked and secured on Sunday, 16 August at approximately 2pm.

“The occupants returned home after they were alerted by their cleaner that an unknown person had gained access. They returned to find a number of rooms ransacked. Jewellery and personal documents were taken.

“Barnet CID are investigating. No arrests have been made at this stage.”

Scotland Yard urged anyone with information about the men featured in footage should contact Barnet CID or ring 101.

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