Reward offer after £30,000 gems nicked on train trip

A REWARD has been offered after a woman had £30,000 worth of jewellery stolen during a train journey on Saturday.

The 44-year-old travelled from Milngavie to Glasgow Central low level, arriving at around 8pm.

She went to a city centre restaurant where she noticed that her burgundy wallet with a cream lining containing the jewellery was missing.

British Transport Police believe the gems were taken during the train journey from Milngavie to Glasgow.

Now the woman, who is not from the Milngavie and Bearsden area, is offering a reward for their return.

Among the items stolen are a solitaire diamond ring, an emerald and diamond three stone ring, a five stone brilliant cut diamond ring, a brilliant cut diamond pendent and gold chain, a pink sapphire and diamond cluster ring, brilliant cut diamond stud earrings, two tanzanite and diamond rings, a ruby and diamond ring, and a black opal and diamond ring.

Detective Constable Pamela Connelly, the officer in charge of the enquiry, said: “Notwithstanding the obvious monetary value of the jewellery stolen, the items also have great sentimental value to the lady, as many of them belonged to family members.

“I am appealing for anyone who has any knowledge regarding the whereabouts of the jewellery, or indeed has been offered items fitting their descriptions in unusual circumstances, to contact me as a matter of urgency.”

British Transport Police can be contacted on 0800 405040 or information can be given anonymously through the Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.