Jewellery Thefts In Manchester

Date Posted: 12-09-2017

A report by the  Manchester Evening News has highlighted a recent increase in the amount of

homes in Manchester being targeted by jewellery thieves. It is reported that there has been 18

high-value jewellery thefts, targeting Asian families in the Bolton area.

Who Are The Main Victims Of These Thefts?

Thieves have been predominantly targeting Asian families across the Bolton area of Greater

Manchester. Jewellery plays a large part in Asian culture, which is believed to be a distinctive part of

the reasoning behind these targeted thefts.

The Greater Manchester Police (GMP) Force claim that these thefts are being specifically targeted in

order to seize gold jewellery and cash. Some victims have reported being threatened with violence

and weapons such as screwdrivers by the burglars.

The Greater Manchester Police Force has claimed that these thefts were specifically targeted in

order to seize gold jewellery and cash.

How To Keep Jewellery And Other Precious Items Safe

Taking a few small measures to securing your home will help to deter burglars from targeting you

and your family. We’ve pulled a together a few ideas to consider:


Installing smart lights and timers inside the home as well as motion sensor lights around the exterior

of the property will help to ensure your house is well lit and uninviting to intruders.


Ensuring your doors and windows all have strong locks such as deadbolts or double locking systems

make it much harder for burglars to gain access to your home.

Alarms and CCTV

Installing an alarm system is one of the best ways to scare off intruders should they gain access to

your home, drawing unwanted attention to their presence and alerting neighbours to contact the


CCTV systems will record footage of any suspicious behaviour around your property which can be

used as evidence to help identify and prosecute offenders.

Safe Storage

The police recommend investing in a home safe or using a safety deposit box away from your

property to securely store valuables such as jewellery, cash and important documents.

Should an intruder gain access to your property, knowing that your valued possessions are being

protected in another location provides additional peace of mind. Safe deposit boxes are extremely

cost effective and can be rented for as little as 3 months.

At The Safe Deposit Centre Manchester, our boxes come in a range of sizes, with the option for an

electronic or key locking system. Find out more about our products and  services or contact us to

enquire about a box or call 0161 273 748 to speak to a member of the team.