Burgled...while I had chemo

Southend Standard: Shaken - Sharon and Dave McCready Shaken - Sharon and Dave McCready

A WOMAN was left devastated after cruel burglars ransacked her home while her husband was undergoing chemotherapy.

The burglars completely trashed the bedroom of the home in Partridge Green, Pitsea which had become a haven for 63-year-old Dave McCready as he undergoes treatment for bowel cancer.

Now, his wife Sharon said they feel violated and no longer even want to go into the room, which still has the mess left by the burglars strewn all over the floor.

Dave, who was diagnosed with bowel cancer in February last year, had been taken by his wife Sharon for chemotherapy treatment at Southend hospital when the crooks struck.

They forced their way into the home and went straight to the couple’s bedroom upstairs.

The callous thieves turfed out every drawer and all of the wardrobes in their hunt for valuables.

The house was left in such a mess Sharon and Dave are still trying to assess exactly what was stolen.

But, among what was taken, was an Amber and gold jewellery set including a necklace, earrings, bracelet and a ring worth £1,700.
 

Detectives are continuing to probe the break-in, which happened between 11am and 5.20pm on Monday.
 

Witnesses or anyone with information can contact detectives at Basildon CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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8:58am Thu 31 Jan 13

Rich{Carole says...

Lets hope the scum that done this gets cancer and suffers in horrendous pain for a long while until they die.

Sad story and vey upsetting.
Lets hope the scum that done this gets cancer and suffers in horrendous pain for a long while until they die. Sad story and vey upsetting. Rich{Carole

9:08am Thu 31 Jan 13

bazza 1 says...

It's high time the police got more pro active with burglars. They know who these scum are, and should be making an effort to harass them at every opportunity. My guess would be they live very close to this poor couple, maybe even in the same road. Sod their human rights. If you burgle peoples houses you don't have human rights because you are not a decent human in the first place.
It's high time the police got more pro active with burglars. They know who these scum are, and should be making an effort to harass them at every opportunity. My guess would be they live very close to this poor couple, maybe even in the same road. Sod their human rights. If you burgle peoples houses you don't have human rights because you are not a decent human in the first place. bazza 1

10:22am Thu 31 Jan 13

bob7 says...

I wish Mr McCready and his wife well, Trauma like this can be a terrible set back when someone is having cancer treatment.

As for the scum who burgled them, I never use bad language so I can't express what I feel about them.
I wish Mr McCready and his wife well, Trauma like this can be a terrible set back when someone is having cancer treatment. As for the scum who burgled them, I never use bad language so I can't express what I feel about them. bob7

12:06pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Rob777 says...

I feel sorry for them & wouldn't want it to happen to me. In fact it sort of did, I remember when my dad was in a hospice with days to go his house got burgled for copper piping which caused lots of damage.

At the end of the day, it was most likely just a burglary & I doubt that the robbers targeted the house because the man was undergoing chemotherapy as the typical 'echo' story suggests :

"cruel burglars ransacked her home while her husband was undergoing chemotherapy".

My advise is do not take it personally & whats happening to Sharron & Dave at the moment should remind them that most of this stuff, as bad as it seems at the time is not important in the end.
I feel sorry for them & wouldn't want it to happen to me. In fact it sort of did, I remember when my dad was in a hospice with days to go his house got burgled for copper piping which caused lots of damage. At the end of the day, it was most likely just a burglary & I doubt that the robbers targeted the house because the man was undergoing chemotherapy as the typical 'echo' story suggests : "cruel burglars ransacked her home while her husband was undergoing chemotherapy". My advise is do not take it personally & whats happening to Sharron & Dave at the moment should remind them that most of this stuff, as bad as it seems at the time is not important in the end. Rob777

3:09pm Thu 31 Jan 13

whataday says...

My thoughts are with this couple. They already have enough to deal with without some lowlife scum breaking into their home.
My sentiments are the same as others who have already commented on this story. Its time this type of scum are put in prison for a long time. Sick to death of hearing about prisons being overcrowded. So what if they are people sent there are meant to be receiving punishment not a holiday
Hope these burglars are caught soon. Time the pendulum swung back the other way and and that criminals got what they deserved. Hope the police can start dishing out a bit of justice again soon.
My thoughts are with this couple. They already have enough to deal with without some lowlife scum breaking into their home. My sentiments are the same as others who have already commented on this story. Its time this type of scum are put in prison for a long time. Sick to death of hearing about prisons being overcrowded. So what if they are people sent there are meant to be receiving punishment not a holiday Hope these burglars are caught soon. Time the pendulum swung back the other way and and that criminals got what they deserved. Hope the police can start dishing out a bit of justice again soon. whataday

7:57pm Thu 31 Jan 13

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8:11am Fri 1 Feb 13

Goldilocks1 says...

My Heart goes out to this couple. These Burglars need to have their hands cut off, sorry I know I'm harsh but it makes me so mad that they leave a trail of upset to all they Burgled, Grrrr! Their the Scum! Scum! Scum! Of the Earth.
My Heart goes out to this couple. These Burglars need to have their hands cut off, sorry I know I'm harsh but it makes me so mad that they leave a trail of upset to all they Burgled, Grrrr! Their the Scum! Scum! Scum! Of the Earth. Goldilocks1

12:17am Sat 2 Feb 13

Trainman says...

It IS about time the police Stopped hiding behind walls to nick motorists doing a little more than the speed limit, and patrolled like they used to do years ago.

Years ago, we couldn't go down one road without seeing a copper, but these days you are lucky to see one in a Year!
It IS about time the police Stopped hiding behind walls to nick motorists doing a little more than the speed limit, and patrolled like they used to do years ago. Years ago, we couldn't go down one road without seeing a copper, but these days you are lucky to see one in a Year! Trainman

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