Victim heartbroken after theft

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A woman was left devastated after a handbag containing sentimental messages from her mother was stolen.

Police said the victim of the sneak-in burglary was sleeping on her sofa on Monday, April 29, between 1am and 6.45am, when someone removed the door chain from the back door and walked through to the living room.

Her handbag, containing £200 but also containing sentimental messages from her mother who recently passed away, was taken.

DC Paul Donnelly said, “Inside the purse were several, small plastic cards with various messages on from mother to daughter.

“These are of huge sentimental value and are precious to the victim and we are doing all we can to try and retrieve them. I would urge anybody that was in the area and noticed any suspicious activity or if anyone has any other information that they think may help to get in touch with police by calling 101 and quoting log number LC-20130429-0303.”

The sneak-in burglary occurred at a home on Winthorpe Avenue in Morecambe.

Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 .