Heartless thieves ruin family’s Christmas by stealing all the presents
Callous thieves have ruined a family’s Christmas by breaking into their home and stealing all their presents.
Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with the burglary.
A flat in Alexandra Road, Wisbech, was burgled on the afternoon of December 9 and all the presents stolen along with jewellery.
The intruder got in by smashing the front door.
Items stolen include:
An 18 carot gold chain and pendant - the pendant shows two baby footprints, has a name and date of birth engraved and has a diamond in the middle. It is of high sentimental value.
A limited edition Leonardo Collection elephant - a grey resin elephant about 16 inches high, it is a baby with the trunk curled up.
A brand new X-Box One controller
An X-Box One headset
A 10 TB external hard drive for the X-box
A pair of trainers
A silver guitar pick
DC Ralph King, who is investigating, said: “It was devastating for the victim to come home to find her front door smashed in and all the Christmas presents she’d wrapped gone from the table where she’d left them.
“I would urge anyone with any information about where these items are now or who recognises the person on the CCTV to contact police as soon as possible.”
The force is prioritising burglary as part of Operation Hunter, which aims to put offenders before the courts while urging residents to take home security seriously.
Anyone with information should contact DC Ralph King, at Wisbech CID, on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.