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 Appeal to trace sentimental items stolen in burglary


​Detectives are appealing for the public’s help in locating sentimental items that were stolen during a burglary.

Between December 22 and 27, a house was broken into in Camborne Drive, in Darlington, while the victim was away visiting family.

Once inside, the suspects ransacked the house and stole a number of items, including electrical devices and jewellery.

However, the main item that was stolen was a blue fabric bag with a silver bag inside that had the phrase ‘Carry with love’ on it. Inside the bag was a cross and Blessed Sacrament that the victim uses to offer spiritual support to elderly people in the community.

Detective Constable Liam Robertson, from Darlington CID, said: “The bag and its contents has little to no monetary value, but has significant sentimental value to the victim and the loss will impact on the work she does in the community.

“We would appeal for the safe return of this item, which can be handed in to Darlington Police Station.”

Anyone with any information that could help the investigation should call police on 101, quoting crime reference number CRI00241537.

Alternatively, information can be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.