Police officers are hunting for the offenders who ransacked an 85-year-old woman’s Falkirk home and made off with thousands of pounds worth of family heirlooms.
The pensioner’s home in Parkview Avenue was broken into while she was out visiting family between 4.30pm and 10.50pm on Wednesday. The jewellery taken, some pieces dating back to the 1950s, had great sentimental value,
Items taken included rings identifiable by engravings with dates from 1957 and 1958, an S-shaped brooch and an 18-carat pendant with a topaz stone in it. Police said the jewellery was worth a five-figure sum.
Sgt David Ferguson said: “This was a despicable crime targeting an elderly woman’s home and stealing jewellery that is very important to her due to the memories attached.
“I urge anyone who has information or who may have been offered the jewellery for sale, to please get in touch.”