Heartbreak at theft of brother’s photos
Kevin Payne, 41, of Kinghorne Road near Dundee Law, said a number of personal items were taken during the break-in.
The IT manager said he could accept that he would never see the money taken from his wallet and from his wife Pauline’s purse, which was stolen while he and the rest of his family were sleeping upstairs.
But he said the pictures of his brother Simon, who died in 2014 aged 31, had “priceless” sentimental value and he urged anyone who finds his wallet with the photos to come forward.
The father-of-three said: “We were broken into on the night of Saturday April 21 or the early hours of the Sunday morning.
“They took a few things including my wallet and my wife’s purse.
“Myself and my three teenage daughters were sleeping.
We came down and noticed the stuff was missing and that entry had been forced to the kitchen.
“We were obviously very upset and a bit scared but we’ve put things in place to secure the house.
“And the family are all safe, which is the main thing.”
Police arrived after the incident and are investigating.
Kevin said he was keeping his fingers crossed that a member of the public might find his wallet discarded somewhere in Dundee and hoped they would hand it in to the police.
He said: “I know I’m not going to get the money back. That will be long gone.
“But there are pictures of my brother, some cards he used to carry and things like that.
“With him passing away they have priceless sentimental value and I’m obviously devastated.
“I’m hoping maybe a dog walker or someone walking about notices it,” Kevin added.
“I’m not bothered about the money. There wasn’t a lot in my wallet but whoever broke in would have taken the money and dumped the wallet almost straight away I would have thought.
“If anyone comes across it, please get in touch with the police.”
A MAN has been left “devastated” after thieves sneaked into his house while he slept and stole a wallet that contained pictures of his late brother.
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