Parents' heartbreak as £17,000 jewellery stolen from Bulbrook home
Published: 1 May 2013 09:300 comments
THE daughter of a couple who had £17,000 of jewellery stolen has spoken of their heartbreak.
The couple, who are both in their 50s and do not wish to be named, had necklaces, bracelets and rings stolen.
A camera, mobile phone and tablet were also taken during the raid - which took place when Katie King, 24, took her mother out for lunch.
Mrs King said: "It's heartbreaking. A lot of the things they took are very sentimental. They have jewellery from my grandparents who have passed away which had been passed down to mum and dad.
"There were rings to celebrate me being born and my brother being born. It's not the money amount but the fact they have taken her memories which is breaking mum's heart."
Mrs King, who got married last month, said she had taken her mum to lunch with her in-laws as her dad was working in Thailand. The women were out from 2-4.30pm but returned to find the house, in Arden Close, Bulbrook, had been burgled.
Mrs King said: "When we got back they had taken everything. It wasn't just jewellery, they took a camera which was my wedding present.
"Dad tried to get an earlier flight home but couldn't and mum doesn't want to be in the house alone.
"Luckily me and my brother have been able to move back in. I wouldn't care if the thieves kept the camera, I'd just love to be able to get six or seven bits of jewellery which are mum's memories.
"We don't even have pictures of them because mum was normally behind the camera rather than in front of it.
"I'd do anything to get them back. I've always felt sorry for people when this happens to them but it's very hard to put this into words."
Police are appealing for witnesses to the burglary, which took place on Saturday, April 20. They believe the burglars left the scene in a silver Vauxhall Corsa, which may have been parked in Lily Hill Road, behind the burgled house.
Anyone with information should call PC Oliver Neale of Bracknell CID on the Thames Valley Police 24-hour non-emergency single number 101.
If you do not want to speak to the police you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.