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Devizes man heartbroken as thieves take memento
1:00pm Thursday 29th August 2013 in News
HEARTBROKEN Shane Spring is appealing for the return of a gold chain given to him by his late grandfather that was stolen during a break-in at his Devizes home on Tuesday.
Mr Spring, 25, returned to his home in Alan Cobham Road in Devizes from his work at Oakford Technology at 5.30pm on Tuesday.
He told the Gazette: “My mother asked if I had taken any of her stuff. I told her no. Then I went to my room and saw my headphones were missing and it clicked that we had been robbed.”
The police were called but it was not until they had left that Mr Spring noticed that the nine carat gold chain was missing.
He said: “The chain was draped over the photo of my grandad that I have beside my bed. It is very precious to me and I really need this chain back.
“The family is devastated by this loss. My grandad, Richard Spring, died two years ago and the chain had been given to him by my gran. I have been on Facebook asking for information about it and have been around the town asking people. It was the worst day of my life.”
Also taken were a matching Svarovski necklace and bracelet that Mr Spring had bought his mother and two sets of headphones.
Anyone with information should contact Devizes police via the 101 number.
Inspector Matt Armstrong, head of the sector which covers Devizes, said his officers are investigating.
A 22-year-old local man has been arrested and charged with the burglary at Alan Cobham Road. He appeared before Chippenham remand court on Friday and has been released on bail to a date to be fixed. The items taken are still missing.
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