Burglar stole money for my dream holiday

“Gutted” – Kayleigh Sandell

“Gutted” – Kayleigh Sandell

First published in News by

A BURGLAR stole hundreds of pounds from a piggybank being used to save up for a dream holiday...without smashing it open.

Owner Kayleigh Sandell, 21, was shocked when she broke open her piggybank and found it empty, when it should have contained about £800.

Her home, in Dalmatia Road, Southchurch, Southend, was burgled and the cash stolen, along with her late grandmother’s rings. Now with just four weeks to go to come up with £1,200 for her holiday in New York, Ms Sandell is trying to sell clothes and other possessions so she can still go away.

The Iceland supermarket worker said she had been saving hard for eight months, adding: “I’m gutted. I’m trying to sell clothes to get some money back. I’m selling shoes, a rowing machine an exercise bike and my Wii.

“So far I have got back £100. I haven’t got much to sell but it will at least be something.”

The gold wedding ring and gold solitaire diamond ring on a gold band had been passed on via to Ms Sandell’s mum, Tracey Green, by her gran, Sylvia Wilson, who died ten years ago aged 83.

Her mum said: “I didn’t wear them because I didn’t want to lose them.

“I still have pictures of my grandmother everywhere. We spent a lot my childhood together and it’s all very upsetting.

“I’m trying not to think about the fact they are gone, I am just focusing on Kayleigh, and trying to raise money for her.”

The burglary happened some time between noon on August 8, and 5.30pm on August 15.

Neighbours say saw a greyhaired man in her house.

Anyone with information about the break-in, or the rings, is asked to call police on 101.

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4:09pm Mon 25 Aug 14

supermadmax says...

Not gonna get that back I'm afraid.

Have a great time in New York regardless.

I'm sure the gray haired guy will be caught sooner or later as its actually only a small group of individuals who regularly commit burglaries.
Not gonna get that back I'm afraid. Have a great time in New York regardless. I'm sure the gray haired guy will be caught sooner or later as its actually only a small group of individuals who regularly commit burglaries. supermadmax
  • Score: 9

4:22pm Mon 25 Aug 14

RuleBritania says...

What an utter dirt bag. Hope you make it to NY.
What an utter dirt bag. Hope you make it to NY. RuleBritania
  • Score: 9

4:32pm Mon 25 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

Should have used a High ST bank.. the days of putting money in a piggy bank or under the mattress under the floor smell rather fishy, do you work as a cashier at Iceland's ???
Should have used a High ST bank.. the days of putting money in a piggy bank or under the mattress under the floor smell rather fishy, do you work as a cashier at Iceland's ??? sesibollox
  • Score: -21

5:18pm Mon 25 Aug 14

RuleBritania says...

sesibollox wrote:
Should have used a High ST bank.. the days of putting money in a piggy bank or under the mattress under the floor smell rather fishy, do you work as a cashier at Iceland's ???
Your an absolute waste of life.
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Should have used a High ST bank.. the days of putting money in a piggy bank or under the mattress under the floor smell rather fishy, do you work as a cashier at Iceland's ???[/p][/quote]Your an absolute waste of life. RuleBritania
  • Score: 17

5:21pm Mon 25 Aug 14

white_van_ man says...

I can't see a burglar going to the trouble of opening a piggy bank, they'd just take the whole thing surly.
I can't see a burglar going to the trouble of opening a piggy bank, they'd just take the whole thing surly. white_van_ man
  • Score: 12

5:49pm Mon 25 Aug 14

another council tax payer says...

RuleBritania wrote:
sesibollox wrote:
Should have used a High ST bank.. the days of putting money in a piggy bank or under the mattress under the floor smell rather fishy, do you work as a cashier at Iceland's ???
Your an absolute waste of life.
Another nobody getting off trying to antagonise people, is that all you got?
[quote][p][bold]RuleBritania[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Should have used a High ST bank.. the days of putting money in a piggy bank or under the mattress under the floor smell rather fishy, do you work as a cashier at Iceland's ???[/p][/quote]Your an absolute waste of life.[/p][/quote]Another nobody getting off trying to antagonise people, is that all you got? another council tax payer
  • Score: -7

6:19pm Mon 25 Aug 14

RuleBritania says...

What sort of people actually use this site? A young girl goes to work, saves her money to go on holiday, people actually see the dirty rat break in and the utter filth on this website bring the poor girls reputation into disrepute???
Let me guess an "insurance job" laughable bunch of losers you are.
Really if you can't change your attitudes and stop being so nasty do the world a favour and fall off the edge of it.
I really must avoid reading the comments on here!
What sort of people actually use this site? A young girl goes to work, saves her money to go on holiday, people actually see the dirty rat break in and the utter filth on this website bring the poor girls reputation into disrepute??? Let me guess an "insurance job" laughable bunch of losers you are. Really if you can't change your attitudes and stop being so nasty do the world a favour and fall off the edge of it. I really must avoid reading the comments on here! RuleBritania
  • Score: 9

7:56pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Eastwoodian says...

RuleBritania wrote:
What sort of people actually use this site? A young girl goes to work, saves her money to go on holiday, people actually see the dirty rat break in and the utter filth on this website bring the poor girls reputation into disrepute???
Let me guess an "insurance job" laughable bunch of losers you are.
Really if you can't change your attitudes and stop being so nasty do the world a favour and fall off the edge of it.
I really must avoid reading the comments on here!
This story stinks . . . if the only way to get the money out was to break the piggy bank, how on earth would a 'burglar' get the money out without breaking it ?

Has anyone ever tried retrieving money through the 'slot' on a piggy bank ?

Its' nearly impossible to get coins out, and as there was supposedly 800 quid inside, there must have been notes and they are even impossible to get out !!!
[quote][p][bold]RuleBritania[/bold] wrote: What sort of people actually use this site? A young girl goes to work, saves her money to go on holiday, people actually see the dirty rat break in and the utter filth on this website bring the poor girls reputation into disrepute??? Let me guess an "insurance job" laughable bunch of losers you are. Really if you can't change your attitudes and stop being so nasty do the world a favour and fall off the edge of it. I really must avoid reading the comments on here![/p][/quote]This story stinks . . . if the only way to get the money out was to break the piggy bank, how on earth would a 'burglar' get the money out without breaking it ? Has anyone ever tried retrieving money through the 'slot' on a piggy bank ? Its' nearly impossible to get coins out, and as there was supposedly 800 quid inside, there must have been notes and they are even impossible to get out !!! Eastwoodian
  • Score: 11

9:34pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

Eastwoodian wrote:
RuleBritania wrote:
What sort of people actually use this site? A young girl goes to work, saves her money to go on holiday, people actually see the dirty rat break in and the utter filth on this website bring the poor girls reputation into disrepute???
Let me guess an "insurance job" laughable bunch of losers you are.
Really if you can't change your attitudes and stop being so nasty do the world a favour and fall off the edge of it.
I really must avoid reading the comments on here!
This story stinks . . . if the only way to get the money out was to break the piggy bank, how on earth would a 'burglar' get the money out without breaking it ?

Has anyone ever tried retrieving money through the 'slot' on a piggy bank ?

Its' nearly impossible to get coins out, and as there was supposedly 800 quid inside, there must have been notes and they are even impossible to get out !!!
original piggys had to be smashed open, but many have a hole underneath, maybe this one had a hole, if it didn't i would also like to know how our grey haired tea leaf got 800 smackers from it without breaking it.
[quote][p][bold]Eastwoodian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RuleBritania[/bold] wrote: What sort of people actually use this site? A young girl goes to work, saves her money to go on holiday, people actually see the dirty rat break in and the utter filth on this website bring the poor girls reputation into disrepute??? Let me guess an "insurance job" laughable bunch of losers you are. Really if you can't change your attitudes and stop being so nasty do the world a favour and fall off the edge of it. I really must avoid reading the comments on here![/p][/quote]This story stinks . . . if the only way to get the money out was to break the piggy bank, how on earth would a 'burglar' get the money out without breaking it ? Has anyone ever tried retrieving money through the 'slot' on a piggy bank ? Its' nearly impossible to get coins out, and as there was supposedly 800 quid inside, there must have been notes and they are even impossible to get out !!![/p][/quote]original piggys had to be smashed open, but many have a hole underneath, maybe this one had a hole, if it didn't i would also like to know how our grey haired tea leaf got 800 smackers from it without breaking it. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 9

5:40am Tue 26 Aug 14

Eastwoodian says...

Robin Reliant wrote:
Eastwoodian wrote:
RuleBritania wrote:
What sort of people actually use this site? A young girl goes to work, saves her money to go on holiday, people actually see the dirty rat break in and the utter filth on this website bring the poor girls reputation into disrepute???
Let me guess an "insurance job" laughable bunch of losers you are.
Really if you can't change your attitudes and stop being so nasty do the world a favour and fall off the edge of it.
I really must avoid reading the comments on here!
This story stinks . . . if the only way to get the money out was to break the piggy bank, how on earth would a 'burglar' get the money out without breaking it ?

Has anyone ever tried retrieving money through the 'slot' on a piggy bank ?

Its' nearly impossible to get coins out, and as there was supposedly 800 quid inside, there must have been notes and they are even impossible to get out !!!
original piggys had to be smashed open, but many have a hole underneath, maybe this one had a hole, if it didn't i would also like to know how our grey haired tea leaf got 800 smackers from it without breaking it.
IF it had a hold underneath, why did she need to smash it open ????
[quote][p][bold]Robin Reliant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eastwoodian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RuleBritania[/bold] wrote: What sort of people actually use this site? A young girl goes to work, saves her money to go on holiday, people actually see the dirty rat break in and the utter filth on this website bring the poor girls reputation into disrepute??? Let me guess an "insurance job" laughable bunch of losers you are. Really if you can't change your attitudes and stop being so nasty do the world a favour and fall off the edge of it. I really must avoid reading the comments on here![/p][/quote]This story stinks . . . if the only way to get the money out was to break the piggy bank, how on earth would a 'burglar' get the money out without breaking it ? Has anyone ever tried retrieving money through the 'slot' on a piggy bank ? Its' nearly impossible to get coins out, and as there was supposedly 800 quid inside, there must have been notes and they are even impossible to get out !!![/p][/quote]original piggys had to be smashed open, but many have a hole underneath, maybe this one had a hole, if it didn't i would also like to know how our grey haired tea leaf got 800 smackers from it without breaking it.[/p][/quote]IF it had a hold underneath, why did she need to smash it open ???? Eastwoodian
  • Score: 7

11:43am Tue 26 Aug 14

Kim Gandy says...

sesibollox wrote:
Should have used a High ST bank.. the days of putting money in a piggy bank or under the mattress under the floor smell rather fishy, do you work as a cashier at Iceland's ???
You again with your nasty mouth.

Your threats to me yesterday on here have been recorded by the police with a crime reference number.

And you have the cheek to refer to me as "vile".
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Should have used a High ST bank.. the days of putting money in a piggy bank or under the mattress under the floor smell rather fishy, do you work as a cashier at Iceland's ???[/p][/quote]You again with your nasty mouth. Your threats to me yesterday on here have been recorded by the police with a crime reference number. And you have the cheek to refer to me as "vile". Kim Gandy
  • Score: 0

11:43am Tue 26 Aug 14

Kim Gandy says...

RuleBritania wrote:
sesibollox wrote:
Should have used a High ST bank.. the days of putting money in a piggy bank or under the mattress under the floor smell rather fishy, do you work as a cashier at Iceland's ???
Your an absolute waste of life.
hear hear!
[quote][p][bold]RuleBritania[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Should have used a High ST bank.. the days of putting money in a piggy bank or under the mattress under the floor smell rather fishy, do you work as a cashier at Iceland's ???[/p][/quote]Your an absolute waste of life.[/p][/quote]hear hear! Kim Gandy
  • Score: 1

11:52am Tue 26 Aug 14

Kim Gandy says...

RuleBritania wrote:
What sort of people actually use this site? A young girl goes to work, saves her money to go on holiday, people actually see the dirty rat break in and the utter filth on this website bring the poor girls reputation into disrepute???
Let me guess an "insurance job" laughable bunch of losers you are.
Really if you can't change your attitudes and stop being so nasty do the world a favour and fall off the edge of it.
I really must avoid reading the comments on here!
Welcome to my world. This character "sesibollox" admitted yesterday on another post, that his name is Alan Ball. This was during a vile diatribe in which he accused me of being among other things, a racist. This is based on the nonsense he dredged up off Google about me, 99.9 percent of which is Photoshopped, hacked nonsense put online by the morons of the UAF - a bunch of thick, smelly, lefties who get off on throwing bottles of urine at 10 year olds.

His comments have been screencapped and the police are keeping them on record under a crime reference in case I get any more nastiness from this piece of slime.

This moron has never been face to face with me and just, like some of the other nutjobs here, assumes that what he reads on the internet is real.

Actually if you read what I say on this website, it is based on fact or experience and I have not once expressed a racist view. I am vehemently opposed to mass uncontrolled immigration and people who reside on illegal developments and bend the law to suit themselves but does that alone make me a racist? No. It makes me somebody who shares the views of millions of others.

He probably believes the moon is made of cheese too.

I agree with you entirely. SOME of these people are a laughable bunch of losers as you say. The sort of curtain twitching dross that believes everything as long as it's bad and casts another person in a bad light. Rather than ask that person if it's true, they just assume.

But not one is prepared to approach me with real evidence of their ludicrous accusations or speak to me face to face, without the insults and jibes. They're not even brave enough to post their filth under their own names. It is THEY who are vile racists, sexists, fascists and all the other things they accuse me of. Not me. They are merely deflecting their own disgusting personalities onto me and hiding behind their keyboards while they do it.

For what it's worth I personally believe this young lady should have banked the money but she didn't and now she is suffering the consequences.

We've all made mistakes and learned by them.

I hope she gets her money and enjoys her trip despite the nasty remarks made here..
[quote][p][bold]RuleBritania[/bold] wrote: What sort of people actually use this site? A young girl goes to work, saves her money to go on holiday, people actually see the dirty rat break in and the utter filth on this website bring the poor girls reputation into disrepute??? Let me guess an "insurance job" laughable bunch of losers you are. Really if you can't change your attitudes and stop being so nasty do the world a favour and fall off the edge of it. I really must avoid reading the comments on here![/p][/quote]Welcome to my world. This character "sesibollox" admitted yesterday on another post, that his name is Alan Ball. This was during a vile diatribe in which he accused me of being among other things, a racist. This is based on the nonsense he dredged up off Google about me, 99.9 percent of which is Photoshopped, hacked nonsense put online by the morons of the UAF - a bunch of thick, smelly, lefties who get off on throwing bottles of urine at 10 year olds. His comments have been screencapped and the police are keeping them on record under a crime reference in case I get any more nastiness from this piece of slime. This moron has never been face to face with me and just, like some of the other nutjobs here, assumes that what he reads on the internet is real. Actually if you read what I say on this website, it is based on fact or experience and I have not once expressed a racist view. I am vehemently opposed to mass uncontrolled immigration and people who reside on illegal developments and bend the law to suit themselves but does that alone make me a racist? No. It makes me somebody who shares the views of millions of others. He probably believes the moon is made of cheese too. I agree with you entirely. SOME of these people are a laughable bunch of losers as you say. The sort of curtain twitching dross that believes everything as long as it's bad and casts another person in a bad light. Rather than ask that person if it's true, they just assume. But not one is prepared to approach me with real evidence of their ludicrous accusations or speak to me face to face, without the insults and jibes. They're not even brave enough to post their filth under their own names. It is THEY who are vile racists, sexists, fascists and all the other things they accuse me of. Not me. They are merely deflecting their own disgusting personalities onto me and hiding behind their keyboards while they do it. For what it's worth I personally believe this young lady should have banked the money but she didn't and now she is suffering the consequences. We've all made mistakes and learned by them. I hope she gets her money and enjoys her trip despite the nasty remarks made here.. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -3

1:15pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Hawthorne says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
RuleBritania wrote:
What sort of people actually use this site? A young girl goes to work, saves her money to go on holiday, people actually see the dirty rat break in and the utter filth on this website bring the poor girls reputation into disrepute???
Let me guess an "insurance job" laughable bunch of losers you are.
Really if you can't change your attitudes and stop being so nasty do the world a favour and fall off the edge of it.
I really must avoid reading the comments on here!
Welcome to my world. This character "sesibollox" admitted yesterday on another post, that his name is Alan Ball. This was during a vile diatribe in which he accused me of being among other things, a racist. This is based on the nonsense he dredged up off Google about me, 99.9 percent of which is Photoshopped, hacked nonsense put online by the morons of the UAF - a bunch of thick, smelly, lefties who get off on throwing bottles of urine at 10 year olds.

His comments have been screencapped and the police are keeping them on record under a crime reference in case I get any more nastiness from this piece of slime.

This moron has never been face to face with me and just, like some of the other nutjobs here, assumes that what he reads on the internet is real.

Actually if you read what I say on this website, it is based on fact or experience and I have not once expressed a racist view. I am vehemently opposed to mass uncontrolled immigration and people who reside on illegal developments and bend the law to suit themselves but does that alone make me a racist? No. It makes me somebody who shares the views of millions of others.

He probably believes the moon is made of cheese too.

I agree with you entirely. SOME of these people are a laughable bunch of losers as you say. The sort of curtain twitching dross that believes everything as long as it's bad and casts another person in a bad light. Rather than ask that person if it's true, they just assume.

But not one is prepared to approach me with real evidence of their ludicrous accusations or speak to me face to face, without the insults and jibes. They're not even brave enough to post their filth under their own names. It is THEY who are vile racists, sexists, fascists and all the other things they accuse me of. Not me. They are merely deflecting their own disgusting personalities onto me and hiding behind their keyboards while they do it.

For what it's worth I personally believe this young lady should have banked the money but she didn't and now she is suffering the consequences.

We've all made mistakes and learned by them.

I hope she gets her money and enjoys her trip despite the nasty remarks made here..
Wow...somebody's tired...
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RuleBritania[/bold] wrote: What sort of people actually use this site? A young girl goes to work, saves her money to go on holiday, people actually see the dirty rat break in and the utter filth on this website bring the poor girls reputation into disrepute??? Let me guess an "insurance job" laughable bunch of losers you are. Really if you can't change your attitudes and stop being so nasty do the world a favour and fall off the edge of it. I really must avoid reading the comments on here![/p][/quote]Welcome to my world. This character "sesibollox" admitted yesterday on another post, that his name is Alan Ball. This was during a vile diatribe in which he accused me of being among other things, a racist. This is based on the nonsense he dredged up off Google about me, 99.9 percent of which is Photoshopped, hacked nonsense put online by the morons of the UAF - a bunch of thick, smelly, lefties who get off on throwing bottles of urine at 10 year olds. His comments have been screencapped and the police are keeping them on record under a crime reference in case I get any more nastiness from this piece of slime. This moron has never been face to face with me and just, like some of the other nutjobs here, assumes that what he reads on the internet is real. Actually if you read what I say on this website, it is based on fact or experience and I have not once expressed a racist view. I am vehemently opposed to mass uncontrolled immigration and people who reside on illegal developments and bend the law to suit themselves but does that alone make me a racist? No. It makes me somebody who shares the views of millions of others. He probably believes the moon is made of cheese too. I agree with you entirely. SOME of these people are a laughable bunch of losers as you say. The sort of curtain twitching dross that believes everything as long as it's bad and casts another person in a bad light. Rather than ask that person if it's true, they just assume. But not one is prepared to approach me with real evidence of their ludicrous accusations or speak to me face to face, without the insults and jibes. They're not even brave enough to post their filth under their own names. It is THEY who are vile racists, sexists, fascists and all the other things they accuse me of. Not me. They are merely deflecting their own disgusting personalities onto me and hiding behind their keyboards while they do it. For what it's worth I personally believe this young lady should have banked the money but she didn't and now she is suffering the consequences. We've all made mistakes and learned by them. I hope she gets her money and enjoys her trip despite the nasty remarks made here..[/p][/quote]Wow...somebody's tired... Hawthorne
  • Score: 2

5:55pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Nelly99 says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
sesibollox wrote:
Should have used a High ST bank.. the days of putting money in a piggy bank or under the mattress under the floor smell rather fishy, do you work as a cashier at Iceland's ???
You again with your nasty mouth.

Your threats to me yesterday on here have been recorded by the police with a crime reference number.

And you have the cheek to refer to me as "vile".
Well Kim, like you I log on to this site because I want local news. I sometimes feel the need to comment and then you get the maggots who exist to undermine you and insult you. Silly bollo is almost certainly not Alan Ball so you can report him but it won't do any good. Reliant Robin who comments on everything and not very well is another who thinks this is his site and how dare you have an opinion that isn't his! Calls you names but hasn't really got an opinion of his own. You have to try and filter them out though I struggle a bit. At least they have upgraded their facepage and got rid of that gurning idiot who couldn't write a note to the milkman without mentioning his family. Adam D'arsey jones, I think he's called. Buy the Echo every night to hear more tales from his boring life!
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Should have used a High ST bank.. the days of putting money in a piggy bank or under the mattress under the floor smell rather fishy, do you work as a cashier at Iceland's ???[/p][/quote]You again with your nasty mouth. Your threats to me yesterday on here have been recorded by the police with a crime reference number. And you have the cheek to refer to me as "vile".[/p][/quote]Well Kim, like you I log on to this site because I want local news. I sometimes feel the need to comment and then you get the maggots who exist to undermine you and insult you. Silly bollo is almost certainly not Alan Ball so you can report him but it won't do any good. Reliant Robin who comments on everything and not very well is another who thinks this is his site and how dare you have an opinion that isn't his! Calls you names but hasn't really got an opinion of his own. You have to try and filter them out though I struggle a bit. At least they have upgraded their facepage and got rid of that gurning idiot who couldn't write a note to the milkman without mentioning his family. Adam D'arsey jones, I think he's called. Buy the Echo every night to hear more tales from his boring life! Nelly99
  • Score: -1

12:16pm Wed 27 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

Piggy Wiggy
Piggy Wiggy sesibollox
  • Score: 1

8:32pm Wed 27 Aug 14

another council tax payer says...

another council tax payer wrote:
RuleBritania wrote:
sesibollox wrote:
Should have used a High ST bank.. the days of putting money in a piggy bank or under the mattress under the floor smell rather fishy, do you work as a cashier at Iceland's ???
Your an absolute waste of life.
Another nobody getting off trying to antagonise people, is that all you got?
I was referring to sesibolloxs comment not rulebritanias
[quote][p][bold]another council tax payer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RuleBritania[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Should have used a High ST bank.. the days of putting money in a piggy bank or under the mattress under the floor smell rather fishy, do you work as a cashier at Iceland's ???[/p][/quote]Your an absolute waste of life.[/p][/quote]Another nobody getting off trying to antagonise people, is that all you got?[/p][/quote]I was referring to sesibolloxs comment not rulebritanias another council tax payer
  • Score: 0
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