A man from Andreas has pled guilty to two counts of burglary including

Nigel Collister, aged 61, stole sentimental and high value coins and jewellery items from his friends, some of the items belonged to one of the victims recently deceased wife.

He then sold the items on for cash, generally to other people on the island with an interest in antiques, jewellery, coins or precious metals. 

Police have traced and recovered some of the items and returned them to the 83 year old victim but some of the items are still outstanding. Through the investigation police know that Collister has stolen items and this has not been noticed or reported by the victim at the time.

DC Cassidy of CID has asked for the public to contact him if they have any concerns around precious items or jewellery they may be missing or if they have bought items like this from Collister in recent months, either as an individual or to a business owner. In particular police are searching for a distinctive ring which is described as Platinum with a large single diamond which has an estimated value of £2,700.

Anyone with information to contact CID via Police switchboard on 631212.

Mr Collister appeared in court yesterday and was remanded in custody until October 22 when he will appear for sentencing.

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