A PLEA has been made for the safe return of a sentimental ring stolen during a burglary in north Fermanagh
Thomas Milligan had £8,000 cash and his late father’s ring taken after heartless thieves targeted his home in the mouth of Christmas.
The thieves were spotted leaving the house at Main Street, Lack, and when Mr Milligan returned home he realised the house had been “totally ransacked”.
Speaking to the Herald Mr Milligan made an emotional plea for the safe return of the sentimental ring.
“They took my daddy’s ring. The only thing that could replace that ring would be to have daddy back. The ring would be fairly identifiable as it has an in inscription of old English letters, TJ. There would be a reward available for its safe return.”
Mr Milligan voiced his concern about crime and policing resources in Fermanagh.
“What is annoying is the fact that they have the freedom to run riot not just through my house but throughout the country.
“The same thing is happening time and again and nobody is getting a slap on the wrist for it.”
Mr Milligan made calls for the community to come together and form a neighbourhood watch. “We need to get together as a community and defend each other because no one is doing it for us.”
Mr Milligan said he has been in contact with Police Superintendent Clive Beatty and is awaiting a response.
“A week ago I probably wouldn’t have been speaking in this tone of voice but when it happens to you, you have a different outlook on things. I would always have been vigilant and checked in on older members of the community this time of year but I would have never dreamt I would be hit by a victimless crime.”
A Police spokesman confirmed that investigations are ongoing. “It is believed that entry was gained to the house some time around 6pm on Sunday evening (15 December) with a sum of money reported stolen.”
Anyone who noticed any suspicious activity or vehicles in the area at the time to contact Police on 101.
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Posted: 6:14 pm December 25, 2019