Disgusting: Burglars steal widower's last gift from wife while he's out laying flowers at her grave (From Echo)
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Disgusting: Burglars steal widower's last gift from wife while he's out laying flowers at her grave
6:10am Monday 14th October 2013 in News
HEARTLESS burglars left a grieving husband devastated after they broke into his home and stole the last gift given to him by his wife before she died.
The burglars forced their way in through the kitchen window and stole a safe containing £800, a camera, samurai sword and two watches – one of which was the last present his wife gave to him before she died of a heart attack two years ago.
Mr Law said: “Burglary is rife on Canvey at the moment. It was a good job I took the car because otherwise they would have got that too, as there was a set of keys in the safe. I just can’t describe how I feel and what I would like to do to these people.
“It was a big blow to me when Christine died because by the time we got to her, it was too late to save her. The money in the safe is replaceable, but I will never see that watch again and that’s what really matters to me.
It’s the last thing she ever gave me.
“You just don’t expect this to happen in the middle of the day.”
It is the second time Mr Law has been burgled in the last four years, although he says thieves have made several other failed attempts to get into his home.
Last time the raiders got away with £8,000 worth of his wife’s jewellery.
It is thought the thieves got into Mr Law’s home through an alleyway which backs on to his house.
He said: “These people are so clever. They know what they are doing, they wear gloves so they can’t be fingerprinted and, let’s face it, the police can’t be everywhere.
“It’s the second time now and you do all you can, you lock your doors and windows, but that still doesn’t stop them.
“I know someone else was also burgled in Central Avenue a few days ago.
“I just want to warn others to be careful because if we can save one person from going through this then that’s got to be as good thing.”
An Essex Police spokesman said: “Police are investigating a burglary at a bungalow in Central Avenue, Canvey, which happened between noon and 2.15pm on October 5.
“A kitchen window was forced open to gain entry and once inside burglars stole a safe, a three-figure sum of cash in pound coins, bank cards, passports, two watches, a camera and a samurai sword.”
Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101.
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