Family photos stolen after thieves break into car in Kettering street

Police are appealing for witnesses

Police are appealing for witnesses

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A woman who lost sentimental belongings after thieves broke into her car has pleaded for anyone with information to come forward.

Jamie-Leigh Cheney, 26, discovered her car had been broken into in Bryant Road, Kettering, at some point overnight on Tuesday, July 28, or in the early hours of the following morning.

They mean absolutely nothing to the person who has taken the photographs, but more than the world to me

Jamie-Leigh Cheney

Following the break-in, she found cash had been stolen, as well as bank cards, a handbag, birthday presents, invaluable photographs, a collection of early memories for her daughters and a lock of her grandad’s hair.

Jamie said: “I can get over the fact that my window was broken, and my money was stolen.

“But I just can’t get over that they have stolen a picture of me and my nan, as well as a picture of myself and both my grandparents when I’m just a few-days-old.

“They mean absolutely nothing to the person who has taken the photographs, but more than the world to me.

“The money doesn’t matter, but the pictures I really want back.

“They cannot be replaced, nor can my daughters hospital bands or her first set of earrings.”

The money stolen by thieves during the break-in had been given to Jamie by her husband to treat their children to some activities over the summer months.

She said the damage was likely to cost about £120 for a new window to be fitted to her Silver Vauxhall Meriva.

A spokesman for Northants Police said the front passenger window of the car had been smashed and numerous items taken, including a handbag, jewellery and some cash.

The spokesman said officers had been out to investigate, including carrying out house-to-house enquiries in the area.

But they are appealing for anyone who has any information about the incident to call Northants Police on 101 and quote crime number NP 20236/15.