Woman’s plea after holiday burglary

A woman from Toddington is desperate to retrieve family heirlooms which were stolen while she was on holiday.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 12th August 2013, 8:00 am

Caron Kendall returned home on July 16 to find items including silver candlesticks and an Apple Mac computer missing.

Strangely the burglars had not ransacked the house and had left many things worth significantly more money.

Caron said: “I am really devastated that the candlesticks have gone. I am Jewish and my family have said Shabbat prayers round these candles every Friday for 100 years. I took them from my late father’s home when he died a few months ago, to keep them safe. I am desperately upset.”

The 18 inch solid silver candlesticks are quite unique and ornate. Two pieces from a four-piece solid silver tea service set were also stolen.

Caron said: “The idiocy is it would have been really valuable as a set, but just two items halved the value. It’s a really ridiculous thing to do.”

The stolen computer was left on Caron’s doorstep a few days later, possibly because her husband had blocked it so no one else could use it.

Caron said: “We know who they are, but all we want is our heirlooms back. It feels like a great tragedy, and it has made me quite ill because I lost my father, I’ve been trying to deal with that and this pushed me over the edge. If anyone has information about the items I would be very grateful if they could get in touch.”