Plea for return of treasured mementoes
8:45am Friday 7th September 2012 in News
THIEVES have stolen a wallet containing sentimental items that belonged to a man’s daughter, who died aged just 12.
Mark Shaw’s home in Hallworthy Close, Leigh, was burgled between midnight and 6.30am on Tuesday.
Burglars stole the 52-year-old’s wallet, which contained drawings done by Mr Shaw’s daughter before she died, a nappy pin from when she was a baby and an English penny dated 1919 that had been given to the victim by his grandad.
Mr Shaw’s daughter lost her battle against cystic fibrosis nine years ago.
Det Cons Zoe Sajewicz, from the volume Crime team, said: “This is a truly heart breaking crime that has left the family deeply upset.
“These items are of great sentimental value to the victim and he is desperate for their safe return.
“They are irreplaceable and a constant reminder of his daughter who would have turned 21 this year.
“It is likely the offenders did not realise what was in the wallet and just took it. I am appealing directly to them to search their conscience and do the right thing by returning the wallet.”
Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 7249 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.