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Police recover significant amounts of stolen property in Launceston

At approximately 2.30 am on Thursday 7 January 2021, police spoke with a 32-year-old female from Ravenswood, who had been driving a vehicle in the Ravenswood area.

As a result of speaking with her, police located a substantial amount of assorted jewellery, a Nikon camera, and small electrical items in her vehicle and she has been charged with Unlawful Possession of Property and minor drug offences and was bailed to appear in the Launceston Court of Petty Sessions in early March 2021.

Inquires by police have established that a large portion of the located items related to ten aggravated burglaries that had been committed, some dating back as far as 2014.

A significant amount of property has yet to be linked to any reported burglaries. These items include the Nikon camera, several laptop computers, small electrical items and various rings, necklaces, assorted jewellery, earrings, watches, bracelets, and cutlery. Many of the jewellery and cutlery items are very old. The police Crime Report number is 653682.

As a result of another unrelated investigation police have located a further amount of jewellery suspected to be stolen, including watches, bracelets, and necklaces. The police Crime Report number for these items is 653522.

Any person who may have information to identify any of the property can contact Launceston Criminal Investigation Branch on 6777 3911 or 131444.

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