Bracelet burglary has left family devastated

CALLOUS burglars are thought to have stolen items of invaluable sentimental value from a family home. Cianne Masson, of Kings Avenue, Chadwell Heath, said her family did not notice they had been burgled until the day after they believe it happened, last T

CALLOUS burglars are thought to have stolen items of invaluable sentimental value from a family home.

Cianne Masson, of Kings Avenue, Chadwell Heath, said her family did not notice they had been burgled until the day after they believe it happened, last Tuesday (August 11).

She said: "They did not ransack anything. We didn't realise until Wednesday when my husband needed his laptop for Thursday morning."

When the laptop could not be found, Mrs Masson went into the bedroom, where she noticed that a tray of her jewellery box was missing.


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They then checked on other items, like an Xbox video console, a bike, jewellery boxes, a video camera - and everything was gone.

She said: "I felt sick because they had been everywhere.

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"Every time we went to look for something else it wasn't there."

The most painful discovery was the loss of jewellery, including four gold charm bracelets that belonged to their two daughters, aged ten and four.

One of them had about 30 charms, the other one 15 charms, including a sombrero, an apple, a Cypriot good luck charm, Winnie the Pooh and Tinkerbell charms and many more.

Some had been presents from family members and friends, who had brought them back from various trips and holidays.

Two christening bracelets, which were inlaid with a Diamond for each of the girls' birthdays, were also missing.

Mrs Masson said: "It's just disgusting. How can they do that to other people?

"I don't even care about the money. It had a personal meaning.

"It was something to give both of them as a milestone when they're 18 or 21."

"I would really like those bracelets back."

Now the family of six are thinking of moving house after having lived there for ten years.

Ms Masson said: "I know it sounds silly, but the house feels dirty now that someone's been in here."

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers on (0800) 555 111.

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