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Police appeal-burglars get away with sentimental items

A public appeal for information has been made following the theft of a number of sentimental items in the Irvinestown area in the past week.
The theft of a wedding ring, engagement ring and other sentimental items Wednesday last left the victim “very distressed”. 
The burglary is understood to have taken place around 9am in the Brownhill Meadows area. 
A police spokesman said, “The victim is very distressed as items taken were gifts from her late husband including her engagement ring, wedding ring and ornamental doll. The victim’s daughter has special needs and her mobile phone was taken.
“If you saw anything suspicious around this time in the Brownhill Meadows area please contact us.
“If you committed this crime please think about what you’ve done and get these sentimental items back to their owner.”
Local councillor John McClaughry called on neighbours to look out for each other over the festive period.
“Neighbours need to keep an eye out for each other. There is not the police presence that we had before and people need to keep an eye out for people acting suspiciously in the area.
“These are sentimental items and coming up to Christmas people are more sentimental. In the run up to Christmas it would seem things like this are worse. 
 “I would appeal for anyone with information to come forward and let the Police know so that they can get the perpetrators of this hideous crime.”
Anyone with information can contact Police on 101

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