A VALUABLE music speaker used for a dance class was one of many items stolen from a vehicle in the early hours of the morning

The Yamaha speaker, belonging to dance teacher Julie Gabriel, was stolen from her Range Rover at about 1.40am on Monday outside her home in Brynford Road, Holywell.

The break-in was carried out by two individuals, who judging from CCTV footage were a male and female.

Items worth up to £700 were stolen, including a pair of Supadance Alba dance shoes and a Stagepas 6001 speaker.

The speaker, worth more than £500, was the most valuable item stolen, but it is not just the monetary value that makes it so precious to Mrs Gabriel. It is a vital component for her dance classes.

She teaches dance across Flintshire and needs the speaker to run her classes.

Thankfully former Holywell mayor Joe Johnson has lent his speaker to Mrs Gabriel so she can continue her classes.

A North Wales Police spokesman said officers were called to the address at about 7.50pm on Monday to reports of a car burglary.

Mrs Gabriel said: “It’s the speaker I use for my line dance classes and it has a mixer incorporated in the speaker so it means a lot to me. It was taken in a wheel holdall which is dark grey and has light grey specks on it.

“I think it’s disgusting to do something like that, and I won’t let them get away with it.

“We’ve got them on CCTV and hopefully the police will be able to apprehend them and recover my speaker which is of great loss to me, both in terms of monetary and personal value.’’

Anyone with information to help police is being asked to call 101 quoting reference W122125.