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Burgled by a 'friend'

Our contact had visited a man in his home following the discovery that while he'd been out his 'friend' had sold his washing machine, fridge, freezer and sofa.  The washing machine and the fridge were not even his, but belonged to his landlord.  He was extremely distressed, and to make matters worse all his perishable food had gone off too.  He was accompanied to his local foodbank in an effort to replace his lost food, plus our contact managed to source some reconditioned items to replace the stolen ones.  As soon as they have been PAT tested, they will be delivered to the man in his home.  The cost of all the items came to £70 which we agreed to cover.

Tags : burglary vulnerableperson crime

Elderly couple burgled

We were made aware of an elderly couple, 96 and 88 years old, who had been burgled in their home, by someone forcing the rear window while they were in the warden controlled property.  The elderly gentlemen had carried his army papers in his wallet since he had served in the Royal Engineers.  Unfortunately his wallet containing these papers was stolen, along with some cherished jewellery and a purse.  We organised for a small bouquet of flowers to be sent to them, as it must have been such an awful shock.

We later found out that a local locksmith had arranged to go to their home and offered to change their locks for them and refused to take payment.  He wanted them to feel safe again in their home.  There are some kind people about.

Tags : burglary elderlycouple crime

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