Help sought to re­cover jew­ellery, heir­looms and cash stolen from safe

Southern Telegraph - - News - Pierra Wil­lix

An Old­bury pen­sioner who has had more than $30,000 worth of cus­tom-made jew­ellery and fam­ily heir­looms stolen has ap­pealed to any­one with in­for­ma­tion to con­tact po­lice.

Thieves broke into Jane Roberts-Feeney’s home and trashed al­most ev­ery room in the house, be­fore lo­cat­ing a safe and tak­ing al­most ev­ery item in­side while she was out shop­ping with her hus­band for a few hours on the af­ter­noon of Fri­day, Novem­ber 16,

Us­ing a range of im­ple­ments in­clud­ing kitchen knives, shears and a sprin­kler, the thieves man­aged to break open the safe and stole a range of items.

A sig­nif­i­cant amount of cash in­side the safe was taken, while cus­tom-made jew­ellery pieces Mrs Roberts-Feeney had col­lected over the years were also stolen.

Pre­cious fam­ily heir­looms, in­clud­ing her grand­mother’s en­gage­ment ring, watches from her step­fa­ther, as well as her and her hus­band’s pass­ports and wills were also taken.

The cou­ple had only just re­turned from an overseas hol­i­day and had de­cided to leave their wed­ding bands at home, which were also taken in the brazen bur­glary.

How­ever, war medals be­long­ing to Mr Roberts-Feeney’s fa­ther were not taken and in­stead placed on the couch and left.

How­ever, most of the home had been ran­sacked, with clothes thrown all over the bed­rooms, the con­tents of draw­ers left all over the floor, and things such as pen­cil cases ripped open and con­tents dumped across the home.

Af­ter hav­ing their home bur­gled about 12 years ago Mrs Roberts-Feeney bought a safe. She had be­lieved her items would be well pro­tected af­ter this mea­sure was taken. “This has been a huge in­va­sion of pri­vacy and we as­sumed out be­long­ings would be safe and pro­tected in­side the safe box,” she said.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion can call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

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