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Mother's plea to thieves
5:00pm Tuesday 27th August 2013 in News
CALLOUS thieves have burgled a blind couple’s home, stealing a treasured memento of their dead baby girl.
Rosie Pulford and Paul Alden, of West Bergholt, came home to find a gold locket and two diamong rings missing.
The 18-carat gold locket had a picture and lock of hair of their daughter Tiegan Pulford inside.
Tiegan died aged 17 months last year following heart problems.
Miss Pulford, 31, said: “Every morning I take the locket out and give it a kiss.
“We went into town and came back that evening but it wasn’t until midnight when I went to give it a kiss that I discovered it wasn’t there.
“I went a little bit crazy.
“I normally wear it round my neck but I fell down the stairs recently and broke my wrist so I couldn’t put it on.”
Officers told the couple they believe the burglars know them as their house was otherwise left untouched.
Miss Pulford, who lost her sight due to a complication of diabetes, said: “There are no signs of a break in.
“Police are saying unfortunately it’s someone we know. It means they are a complete and utter idiot.
“Anyone who knows me knows what that locket means to me.
“I just want it back. The only thing I care about is the locket.”
Their daughter, Tiegan, was born with a congenital heart disease and underwent several operations before she passed away in March 2012.
Burglars broke into their home in the latest attack between 9.30am and 7pm on Wednesday, August 21.
Anyone with information contact Colchester CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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