Police uncover Aladdin’s Cave of jewellery, knives and tools in raid on Hartlepool house

PCSO Graeme Handley with a selection of recovered stolen knives
PCSO Graeme Handley with a selection of recovered stolen knives

AN ALADDIN’S Cave of jewellery, watches, knives, and other possessions was discovered at a Hartlepool house by police.

The haul of goods came to light after officers raided a property in Stephen Street, off Hart Lane, in Hartlepool, as part of an investigation into a burglary elsewhere in town.

PCSO Graeme Handley with a selection of recovered items

PCSO Graeme Handley with a selection of recovered items

They found a selection of watches, jewellery – including rings and necklaces – power tools, work boots, a commemorative cricket bat, which appears to be signed by the 1958 New Zealand cricket team, decorative knives, and an antique looking cigarette lighter.

A brass teapot, a black leather wallet, glass decorations, a silver-coloured letter opener, and a set of black walkie talkies were also among the stash.

Police have urged readers of the Mail to take a good look at the items to see if any of them belong to them.

A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said: “As a result of the search of a property on Stephen Street, in Hartlepool, officers recovered suspected stolen property including phones, jewellery and watches.

PCSO Graeme Handley with a small cricket bat

PCSO Graeme Handley with a small cricket bat

“We need to try and find the owners of the property, as some of the goods will be of financial and sentimental value.”

Anyone who believes an item belongs to them should telephone Detective Constable Jason Mactaggart on 101.

One the recovered stolen items

One the recovered stolen items

One the recovered stolen items

One the recovered stolen items

A selection of the recovered stolen items

A selection of the recovered stolen items

One the recovered stolen items

One the recovered stolen items

One the recovered stolen items

One the recovered stolen items