Wrexham wedding pictures theft devastates newlywed couple

Reporter:

Phil Robinson

A NEWLY married couple have been devastated by the theft of their entire album of wedding pictures.

Nick Rowley, 25, and his 24-year-old wife, Gemma, had been home from their honeymoon for just over a week when burglars struck at their terraced home in Queen’s Park.

They forced their way into the house during the early hours of Wednesday morning as the couple and their seven-year-old daughter Kezia slept upstairs.

Among the many items stolen was a laptop computer on which was stored treasured pictures of their wedding in the seaside resort of Paphos in Cyprus three weeks ago. The burglars’ haul also included £400, wedding presents from close family members, a second laptop, a TV set, a Playstation, games for Kezia’s games console, along with the couple’s house and car keys.

Nick, who works as a security guard for Redrow Homes, said: “This has absolutely devastated us and really spoiled the wedding.

“The burglars came in sometime between 4am and 6am on Wednesday without us hearing them.

“They took everything in the front room worth taking, but by far the most upsetting thing is losing all our wedding pictures for which we paid £135 to a professional photographer. We can never get back the magic of the day which they showed and it is very unlikely we’ll ever see them again.

“Losing the money given in lieu of presents is also a big blow because we were going to put it towards the cost of the wedding.

“It represents two or three weeks’ wages for me and for Gemma, who is a care worker looking after elderly people in Wrexham.

“It was also very worrying to lose our house and car keys – it’s cost us a small fortune to get all the locks changed.” Nick added: “I just hope that if anyone finds our laptop they will check it and see the wedding photographs and let us have them back, but there’s only a slim chance of that I suppose.”

A spokesman for North Wales Police said: “We received a call to the house at 6.30am on Wednesday to say there had been a burglary and a number of items had been stolen. We are now investigating.”

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