Gold rings, watches and bracelets are all items in a stash of stolen jewellery now in the hands of police who are keen to find the owners.

The items were found when police stopped a car after observant neighbour in Kensington called police when they noticed a man acting suspiciously in their street.

A registration plate number led police to a vehicle which was stopped in Otangarei a short time later.

Constable Andrew Hunter said a 35-year-old man was arrested and charged with burglary.


And while they were able to return some jewellery, there was more they were still searching for the owners.

Mr Hunter believed elderly people may have been targeted and had their precious jewellery taken.

He said, through the Northland police Facebook page, they had been able to return a few items.

He urged anyone who had been burgled in the past few months but may not have reported it to police to contact the Whangarei station.

If these belong to you or you know who they belong to please contact Constable Andrew Hunter of the Tactical Crime Unit on 09 430 4500.