An elderly couple in Northampton say they will “never feel safe in their home again” after they were targeted by burglars who stole thousand of pounds worth of jewellery.
Mick Sheasby, aged 80, and his wife Carylle, aged 78, returned home from a bingo evening last Wednesday (March 4) to find their house, in Kingfisher Close, East Hunsbury, had been ransacked.
The burglars had smashed their way into the property through two sets of patio doors, leaving glass all over the floor, and then rifled through drawers and wardrobes to find any jewellery or cash they could steal.
In total, the couple lost a gold ring worth £1,000, two watches, five pairs of earrings and £150 in cash.
Mr Sheasby said the most upsetting thefts were the sentimental items including a rare collection of commemorative coins released when Winston Churchill died and his wife’s locket, containing a picture of both of them, he have her when they met in 1997.
The burglary also comes at a difficult time when Mrs Sheasby is recovering from a stroke she suffered in September last year.
Mr Sheasby said: “These people are just lowlife to break into the home of old age pensioners
“We feel violated and won’t feel safe in our home again.
“We’ve worked hard all our lives, never been in debt and do not owe anybody anything.
“We hope that they feel proud of themselves. How would they feel if it was their grandparents?. There is a well known saying ‘what goes around comes around’ and that might be true.”
The burglary at the Sheasby’s home happened between 8.15pm and 11.15pm on Wednesday night. Anyone witnesses or anyone with any information about the whereabouts of the jewellery is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101.
Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org