Thieves steal family heirlooms and pet left injured after burglary in Corringham

Basildon Recorder: Burglars steal family heirlooms and leave beloved pet injured Burglars steal family heirlooms and leave beloved pet injured

BURGLARS stole 200-year-old family heirlooms and left a beloved family pet distressed and injured.

Detectives are investigating after raiders targeted the house in Goldsmiths Avenue in Corringham between 1.30pm and 5.45pm on Friday.

The thieves smashed their way in to the house through a rear french door and stole a safe containing a will and a 200-year-old gold crucifix.

They also took a jewellery box containing gold jewellery belonging to the owner’s late wife.

Investigating Officer Ds Eileen Mullins said: "During the burglary the occupant's cockatiel has been injured and suffered nasty wounds to its body, however this probably happened as the suspects broke in and the bird became distressed."

The bird, which has been in the victim’s family for around 20 years has been treated by vets, but is still poorly.

Essex Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact Ds Mullins at Grays Police Station on 101.

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2:41pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Nebs says...

The burglars are, at this moment, looking for employment and trying to turn their life around, in readiness for when they get caught and then let off by the courts.
The burglars are, at this moment, looking for employment and trying to turn their life around, in readiness for when they get caught and then let off by the courts. Nebs
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12:04pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Reckless_young_driver says...

Nebs wrote:
The burglars are, at this moment, looking for employment and trying to turn their life around, in readiness for when they get caught and then let off by the courts.
Crime pays.
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: The burglars are, at this moment, looking for employment and trying to turn their life around, in readiness for when they get caught and then let off by the courts.[/p][/quote]Crime pays. Reckless_young_driver
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4:19pm Sun 5 Jan 14

runwellian says...

Why are doors so easily forced open?
Nice to have french doors, burglars love them!

Don't keep valuables in obvious places, thieves know where to look and don't care whether they are heirlooms or not.

Place pictures of the stolen jewellery on facebook and notify jewellers, you find it is your lucky day!
Why are doors so easily forced open? Nice to have french doors, burglars love them! Don't keep valuables in obvious places, thieves know where to look and don't care whether they are heirlooms or not. Place pictures of the stolen jewellery on facebook and notify jewellers, you find it is your lucky day! runwellian
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4:43am Mon 6 Jan 14

LastLaugh2 says...

Did the Budgie get a shock ?
Did the Budgie get a shock ? LastLaugh2
  • Score: -3

7:15pm Mon 6 Jan 14

tricklesthegreek says...

Really feel for these people, two years ago almost to the day we were victims of burglary. Losing your possessions is one thing, but the violation of someone coming into your home uninvited results in many many weeks and months of trauma. I know the police will do what they can but the CPS often throw cases out - so the best they can hope for is that their stuff gets returned and they improve their security off the back of this and get the help they will need to get through this. All the best.
Really feel for these people, two years ago almost to the day we were victims of burglary. Losing your possessions is one thing, but the violation of someone coming into your home uninvited results in many many weeks and months of trauma. I know the police will do what they can but the CPS often throw cases out - so the best they can hope for is that their stuff gets returned and they improve their security off the back of this and get the help they will need to get through this. All the best. tricklesthegreek
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