Cancer Sufferer Burgled Whilst Fundraising

7 June 2011, 11:04 | Updated: 7 June 2011, 11:07

A woman who is being treated for breast cancer has been burgled whilst she was out with her family raising money for charity.

Bedfordshire police officers say it happened in Dunstable between 6.30pm Saturday 4 June and 2.00am Sunday 5 June 2011.

Between those times, a house on Spinney Crescent, Dunstable was entered from the back garden of the property and a large amount of items were stolen.

The goods stolen included a television, a DVD player, an iPod, four Dell laptops (two blue and two black) and various pieces of jewellery that included a diamond engagement ring and a diamond eternity ring. Also taken was a white crocheted handbag containing a black Mulberry purse, credit cards and cash. The total value of the thieves haul was in the region of £6000.

The victim of this incident is a lady who is currently going through treatment for breast cancer. Ironically, at the time the thieves struck, she was out with her family raising money for a breast cancer charity. Because of her present health situation, this lady does not want her identity disclosed and is unable to provide interviews anonymously.

Speaking of the burglary, she has said: “A burglary at any time of a person’s life would be traumatic enough, but at this present time in mine, it is very difficult to deal with. The fact that somebody has been through our home, sat on our beds and rummaged through our private property leaves an awful taste.”

Anyone with information about this burglary should contact Bedfordshire Police, in confidence, on 01234 841212; or text your message to 07786 200011; or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.