‘Distressing ordeal’ | Detectives investigate burglary at family home in Ballymena
Detectives in Ballymena are appealing for information and witnesses following a report of a burglary on the Cushendall Road on Tuesday December 13th.
Detective Sergeant Macaulay said:
“Police received a report that a burglary had taken place at a property sometime between 7.30am and 5.30pm on Tuesday.
"Upon the victim’s return to their home, the back door was open and several drawers in the home had been left open. Two distinctive watches one gold, the other a rose gold pocket watch, had been taken and a gold wedding ring with three diamonds.”
“This has been a distressing ordeal for the victim, especially in the lead up to Christmas and our investigation is underway. We appealing to anyone who was in the area on Tuesday or noticed any suspicious behaviour between the hours the incident is believed to have happened to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 1550 13/12/22.”
The family made an online personal appeal asking for the return of the items with great sentimental value. A member of the family said:
"My family home was broken into yesterday and my fathers beautiful 1964 Jaeger Le Coultre watch was stolen, as well as his gold sovereign ring and my grandfather's pocket watch. We are devastated, all his memories gone.
"Please share to make this watch too hot to touch - we just want the items back to pass onto his sons. If you have them or know someone who has them, please just return them to the house, no questions asked."
You can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/
You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.