Officers are on the hunt for burglars who stole £40,000 worth of jewellery and vintage watches from a flat in south East London.

Residents were shocked to return from a day out on Thursday, December 21, to find several valuables had been stolen from their home in Shortlands, Bromley.

Gold and vintage watches were take in the haul, as well as jewellery including some yellow gold stirrup cufflinks and a diamond necklace with matching earrings.

A solid yellow gold Dunhill Rolagas lighter, and a Samsonite suitcase were also stolen.

Met Police are now looking to speak to two men who were seen leaving the building by the main exit at around 5.30pm that day.

Two vintage gold watches (pictured) were stolen from the resident’s flat in Shortlands, Bromley on December 21

Two vintage watches worth around £5,000 (pictured) were taken in the haul by burglars 

The first man was white and slim. He was around 5ft 10ins and wearing a dark beanie hat, a white face mask and a short dark bomber jacket. 

The second was also white and stocky with dark hair and an unkempt beard. He was around 5ft 6ins and wearing a gold earring, a hat, a short jacket and a white cloth face mask. One of the men was carrying a bag. 

Detective Constable Aaron Cody, who is leading the investigation, Shape Kapseln Höhle der Löwen said: ‘When someone’s home is burgled, it feels like a very personal invasion and it can cause great distress. Londoners should feel safe when they are in their homes and so we are working hard to crack down on crimes like these.

‘As well as the emotional impact of this crime, the victims have also lost several items worth a considerable sum.

‘We are keen to speak to anyone who can help in anyway. Maybe you were in the area at the time and saw something suspicious. Or maybe you have heard about individuals who are trying to sell items matching the descriptions of what was taken.

‘If you have any information at all, we urge you on contact police on 101 quoting CAD 5636/21DEC23.

Alternatively, to remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.’

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