Family burgled while they attend funeral

First published in Echo News

A FAMILY returned from a funeral to discover they had been burgled.

The break-in happened in Roosevelt Road where the crooks forced open a window at the back of the house.

Electrical equipment, jewellery, cash and bags were stolen.

It happened between 9am and 9pm on Friday February 15.

Investigating officer, Det Sgt Alex Gartshore, of Basildon police, said the thieves must have known they were grieving due to the large number of condolence cards at their house.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Ds Alex Gartshore on 101, extension 380211 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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6:52pm Sat 16 Feb 13

jolllyboy says...

Not the first time people going to a funeral have been burgled - disgusting. Seems we must leave someone at home now when attending .
Not the first time people going to a funeral have been burgled - disgusting. Seems we must leave someone at home now when attending . jolllyboy
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2:12pm Sun 17 Feb 13

Cockle says...

So this is how low society has now stooped.

Burgling a grieving family - almost beyond belief.

Very difficult to not let people know the house is unoccupied for such an occasion; cones outside for the cortege, condolences cards and flowers arriving and obituary/funeral announcements in the press. Sadly all giveaways but ones only the most heartless dregs of humanity would even consider using to advantage.
I hope those responsible reap their just rewards, if not here on Earth then at the hands of a greater authority.......
So this is how low society has now stooped. Burgling a grieving family - almost beyond belief. Very difficult to not let people know the house is unoccupied for such an occasion; cones outside for the cortege, condolences cards and flowers arriving and obituary/funeral announcements in the press. Sadly all giveaways but ones only the most heartless dregs of humanity would even consider using to advantage. I hope those responsible reap their just rewards, if not here on Earth then at the hands of a greater authority....... Cockle
  • Score: 1

5:09pm Sun 17 Feb 13

firedog says...

The funeral company usually tell you to make sure you have locked everything,and that the house is secure.That dose"nt mean it is not a dispicable act though
The funeral company usually tell you to make sure you have locked everything,and that the house is secure.That dose"nt mean it is not a dispicable act though firedog
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12:33pm Mon 18 Feb 13

barneydrop says...

Just about sums up this area of Essex!
The place should be nuked
Just about sums up this area of Essex! The place should be nuked barneydrop
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