Date Posted: 10-07-2015
During the summer of 2014, 21 families within the Asian community were targeted during Ramadan in a spate of burglaries which saw thieves bag up to £100,000 in gold, jewelry, cash, electrical and sentimental items.
The thieves had meticulously planned the despicable crimes over the space of 3 months, targeting families during prayer times when the thieves knew many would be out at the mosque instead of in their homes.
Many of the items stolen included high value, gold jewelry which has been handed down through the generations and had been given as wedding gifts – a sentimental value that is irreplaceable.
During the flood of burglaries, the thieves ransacked the properties stealing anything of value that they could see – from cash and jewellery to home safes, leaving no stone un-turned and a trail of devastation behind them.
7 Manchester men were jailed for a total of 37 years and one female was given a 12 month sentence, suspended for two years and an additional 120 hours of community service.
Whilst the families can find peace in the fact that these individuals have been punished for their crimes, they will never be able to replace the sentimental value lost in the priceless items stolen.
Unfortunately these types of targeted attacks are still happening and valuables aren’t always safe – even a safe installed in the home.
By storing your valuables in a safe deposit box, you can avoid having your sentimental items stolen by opportunistic thieves. Contact us on 0161 273 7487 to find out more about the boxes we have available.