Holywell raid victims devastated by jewellery loss


Robert Doman

THE victims of a “heartbreaking” burglary have spoken out after losing a haul of sentimental jewellery.

Burlgars raided a house in Holywell two weeks ago, stealing numerous items while a couple who live there were away enjoying a canal boat holiday.

The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, say they have been left feeling violated after the thieves smashed their way into their home before taking the bespoke jewellery, which was kept inside a 100kg safe.

Laptops, a TV, power tools, a camera, watches, a vacuum cleaner, an air pistol and money were also taken by the thieves who also stole garden lighting, astroturf and even tried to get away with the couple’s jacuzzi.

There was some good news after a metal cash box containing passports, bank cards and cheque books were found washed up on the beach by a fisherman at Dock Road Harbour, Greenfield.

Keys to the couple’s house and cars were also taken and the pair said they are still having trouble sleeping.

“We are on tenterhooks whenever we hear a noise in the garden,” the victim told the Leader.

“We are still not sleeping properly at night.

“My partner is beside herself – she’s heartbroken. She is constantly breaking down crying.

“Every piece of jewellery was bought with love and for a reason.

“There are many sentimental items from birthdays and things like that.

“The jewellery is all bespoke and was made abroad so they are unique pieces.

“The jewellery means a lot to us and we hope to have it returned.”

The couple were enjoying a canal boat break in Birmingham when their house, in the Whitford area, was targeted on April 29.

They have since changed the locks and their cars.

“It is a violation of our security,” they said.

“When it is your house it is so much more personal.

“All sorts of things go off in your mind when something like this goes on.”

North Wales Police spokesman Michael McGivern confirmed: “We received a call on April 30 reporting there had been a burglary at the address where offenders had broken into a house.

“Access had been gained via the windows and a safe was taken.”

Anyone with any details about the burglary should contact police on 101.

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