Intruders in Garden City stole couple's most treasured keepsakes

Published date: 05 December 2013 |
Published by: Jamie Nield-Siddall 
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A DEVASTATED couple said 30 years of memories have been stolen following a burglary at their home.

Thieves smashed their way through the back door of the house on Farm Road, Garden City, before turning the upstairs of the property  “upside down” as they raided the rooms for valuables.

Newton Hussaney, 54, and his wife Tracey, 53, said after spending more than three decades at their family home - they are now “frightened” at the property and want to move out.

During the burglary, 30 years worth of sentimental wedding anniversary gifts, including specially made gold bracelets and gem stones, were stolen – along with the couple’s original wedding rings, other jewellery and watches.

Police are still trying to trace the culprits.

Mrs Hussaney said: “They have taken every single memory of our marriage.

“They can never be replaced.”

The house was ransacked sometime between 8am and 5.40pm on Monday. Mr Hussaney returned home shortly after 5.30pm to discover the wreckage.

“As I pulled up, I noticed the upstairs windows were open and the curtains were shut,” he said.

“I knew straight away something was wrong. I saw the back door had been smashed.

“I was shocked.

“When I realised what had happened I rang the police and they told me not to go upstairs and to leave the house.

“I thought someone could still be inside. It is frightening because you don’t know what they could have on them.

“I got in the car and drove away until the police came.”

Mrs Hussaney said downstairs looked untouched and that “a lot” of expensive electrical goods there had not been taken.

She said they were not allowed to go upstairs for about three hours while police forensics came in to undertake investigation work.

“Upstairs was totally turned upside down,” she said.

“I walked in and stood with my head in my hands. I will never get over that.”

The thieves were so loud neighbours thought the Mr and Mrs Hussaney were “ripping out” furniture and decorating the upstairs.

Mr Hussaney said: “I want to leave this house now.

“I don’t want to think that people have been walking through the house and going through our things – it’s a horrible feeling.”

He added: “Tracey is scared to be here on her own now. We don’t want to leave the house empty again.”

Police said they were called to the address on Monday evening.

A police spokesman last night said no arrests had been made and they were still investigating the matter.

Anyone who saw any suspicious activity is urged to call police on 101, quoting the reference number RC13197229.

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