Xmas presents stolen as thieves ran­sack house

Stockport Express - - News - SAM YARWOOD stock­por­t­ex­[email protected]­media.co.uk

THIEVES ran­sacked a house and stole kids’ Christ­mas presents be­fore us­ing the fam­ily’s own suit­case to wheel the goods to their get­away car.

They took a brand new lap­top and Nin­tendo Switch, as well as other gifts, watches and jew­ellery - even pass­ports and birth cer­tifi­cates.

Mel Jones says the crooks left her Red­dish home look­ing like ‘a tor­nado had ripped through it’. Ev­ery­thing had been pulled out of draw­ers and wardrobes - in­clud­ing the Christ­mas gifts she had hid­den from her chil­dren in bin bags at the back.

“It’s heart­break­ing,” she said. “I can’t even be­gin to tell you how it feels, it’s hor­ren­dous.”

Mel, 48, and her fam­ily ar­rived home to Thorn­ley Lane South on Fri­day night to find it had been bro­ken into.

CCTV footage shows the two thieves leav­ing with the large black IT suit­case at around 7.50pm, how­ever it is not known how long they had been in­side.

The mum-of-two told the Ex­press: “They took the suit­case and filled all our stuff in it. Then they just wheeled the case to the car and went.

“They com­pletely turned the place over. They stole Christ­mas presents, jew­ellery, they even took a small safe that had our spare car keys, pass­ports, driving licenses, birth cer­tifi­cates and other im­por­tant doc­u­ments.

“They just helped them­selves to ev­ery­thing. It was like a tor­nado had ripped through our bed­room.

“Ev­ery­thing had been emp­tied, you couldn’t see the floor.”

Mel, a re­cep­tion­ist, shared the CCTV on Face­book in a bid to try and iden­tify the crooks.

It shows what ap­pears to be a black Toy­ota Aygo rev­ers­ing out­side Dane Bank Pri­mary School to­wards the two men who are wheel­ing the suit­case.

The pair get in the car and it quickly drives off.

GMP con­firmed they were aware of the in­ci­dent, and that in­ves­ti­ga­tions were on­go­ing.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact po­lice on 101 or anony­mously via Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

Mel Jones

●Thieves used a fam­ily’s own suit­case to steal their Christ­mas presents

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