Family heartbroken after thieves steal sentimental items in Ditchling raid

Family heartbroken after thieves steal sentimental items in Ditchling raid

Family heartbroken after thieves steal sentimental items in Ditchling raid

First published in News by , Crime reporter

Priceless gems were stolen in a burglary.

A home in Nye Lane, Ditchling, was targeted between 10.40am and 1.35pm on Monday, Sussex Police said.

A force spokesman said: “A rear window at the home was forced open while the residents were out.

“The victims returned to find their home had been searched by the burglars and several items of jewellery, some of them of great sentimental value, had been stolen.”

PC Chris Wright, of Lewes neighbourhood policing team, urged residents to remain vigilant and promptly report any suspicious behaviour in the area.

He added: "The impact on the victims cannot be underestimated. A burglary will always cause considerable distress to the victim, but when items of sentimental value are stolen it is particularly harrowing."

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9:18am Wed 8 Jan 14

Goldenwight says...

Seems to be a bit of confusion here- were the items 'priceless' or 'of great sentimental value'?

And it would perhaps have been helpful to include a description so that we can keep an eye out for the stolen goods and hopefully speed up their return to their rightful owners.
Seems to be a bit of confusion here- were the items 'priceless' or 'of great sentimental value'? And it would perhaps have been helpful to include a description so that we can keep an eye out for the stolen goods and hopefully speed up their return to their rightful owners. Goldenwight
  • Score: 7

5:15pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Farouche says...

and this is in the news, why?

Who gives a hoot...
and this is in the news, why? Who gives a hoot... Farouche
  • Score: -3

10:48pm Wed 8 Jan 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

I saw on TV the other day that the police recommend getting alarms fitted to stop burglaries from happening. My neighbours have fitted one to their house last weekend. I've got an enormous dog, so burglars be ware!
I saw on TV the other day that the police recommend getting alarms fitted to stop burglaries from happening. My neighbours have fitted one to their house last weekend. I've got an enormous dog, so burglars be ware! getThisCoalitionOut
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