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Police in Portsmouth are appealing for information after items of great sentimental value were stolen during a burglary in Glasgow Road, Portsmouth.
Entry was gained to the address while the homeowners were on holiday, sometime between Thursday, April 5 and Saturday, April 14.
The following items have been taken from the property:
A flip camcorder with USB cable which held footage of the homeowner’s mother who has since passed away
A Toshiba laptop (black with silver stripes)
IPod nano (black and silver)
22ct gold wedding band
A garnet and opal ring with two smaller opals and one large one in the middle
Two gold hoop earrings
Traditional silver charm bracelet with several charms including a pram, ballet dancer, clog and a tragedy and comedy mask
Two car keys were also stolen
Detective Constable Amanda Waite said: “Burglary offences are one of the worst types of crimes, where no consideration is given to the potential sentimental attachment to items stolen, in this case the video of a parent that has passed away.
“If members of the public are asked to buy cheap second hand goods it is worth thinking about where they have come from. Residents are advised to be alert to home security and always make sure doors and windows are locked - especially whenout of the house and in unoccupied rooms.”
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or may have been offered any of the stolen items for sale is asked to contact Det Con Waite at Fratton police station on 101. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000. Information canbe given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.