Tasmania Police charge Hadspen man over $200,000 of stolen antique jewellery

Police have charged a Hadspen man after about $200,000 of diamond rings and jewellery were stolen from the Tasmanian Antiques Fair.

Police will allege the 28-year-old broke into the Albert Hall in Launceston where the fair was being held on the weekend.

He is accused of stealing the jewellery from two separate stallholders at the fair.

Tasmania Police Detective Sergeant Peter Roberts said some of the items had been recovered.

“There is still a large amount that has not been located. We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have been offered any antique diamond rings or gold bracelets at a cheap price,” Detective Sergeant Roberts said.

“We would also like to hear from anyone that may have observed any suspicious activity in the vicinity of the Albert Hall between 4am and 5am on Monday morning.”

The alleged offender appeared in court on Wednesday and was remanded to reappear on Thursday.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.