Treasured heirloom jewellery lost in burglary
Kate Fraser only left her house for about half an hour to pick her daughter up from kindergarten.
But it was enough time for thieves to break into her Mt Albert house and take everything from heirloom jewellery to her knitting.
‘‘They were in and out really, really quickly, they must have been watching us,’’ she says.
Most heartbreaking is the theft of greenstone and bone carvings given to Fraser as a baby, along with four generations of family heirloom wedding rings.
She also had some unique horse jewellery.
‘‘Hopefully we might see it again but I’m not holding my breath,’’ Fraser says.
The burglary happened on July 23 between 3pm and 3.30pm.
It comes a year after Fraser’s house was burgled while she and her family were at home.
Alcohol and her partner’s car were taken.
‘‘It didn’t make me feel as bad as this one. The emotional attachment I have to jewellery is stronger than I have to bottles of alcohol,’’ she says.
Fraser spent the days after the latest break-in cleaning her house from top to bottom.
‘‘When it first happened I wanted to throw stuff out.
‘‘I think these people don’t have a real job so what else have they been handling.’’