New Inn woman’s plea after jewellery stolen on day of mother’s funeral
4:33pm Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
A GRIEVING daughter is appealing for information after thieves stole her mother’s jewellery on the day she buried her.
Sue Kent, 43, from New Inn, returned from her mother’s funeral on Thursday night to find burglars had stolen thousands of pounds worth of her mum’s jewellery.
Mrs Kent’s mother, Violet Norman, 69, died two weeks ago after suffering with rare neurological disease progressive supranuclear palsy.
Mrs Norman was buried in her home town of Halkyn in North Wales, although she had lived in NewInn for the past three years in order to be close to her daughter.
Mrs Kent and her father returned to the house on March 14, to find jewellery, watches and even war medals missing.
Mrs Kent said: “Everything has been taken. All her jewellery, everything we had left of her really, is gone.
“They even took her engagement ring, which is really unusual looking.
“They obviously knewexactly what they wanted, they went straight to the bedroom and they left laptops and TV’s. They just took the jewellery, some bottles of spirits and a handheld Dyson vacuum cleaner.
“Someone must know something.
Some of my jewellery got stolen too, as mum was going to take it to get it repaired before she got ill.
“They even stole the gold watch she gave me for my eighteenth.
“Even if we just get the ring back, that would be something. It’s a lot of jewellery, but it’s all got a lot of sentimental value.Weare just gutted by it.
“They took necklaces, rings, bracelets, gold and silver charm bracelets, bangles, war medals, everything.
“Somebody must know something.
Knowing they did it on the day of the funeral is the worst.
“I don’t think it was a random break in, we were targeted and they knew where we were. If anyone at all can help, please get in touch.”
If you have any information, call Gwent Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.