The victim of a ‘heart-breaking’ house burglary last week said she does not feel safe in her own home.
Skye Brockhurst’s house on Barrack Road was broken into sometime between 10.45am and 4.50pm on Wednesday (December 2).
A number of ‘irreplaceable’ items were stolen including her grandmother’s engagement rings.
“It’s so heart-breaking and we don’t feel safe in our home at the moment,” she said.
“They took irreplaceable items like my grandmother’s engagement rings with a lot of sentimental value.
“They didn’t take any laptops, just some tablets but the jewellery is the main thing.
“There’s a significant cost as well as they smashed the door in and went through everything.
“It seems like they wanted pocketed goods and things they could walk down the street with without anyone noticing.
“Thankfully we’re insured but the sentimental value cannot be replaced.”
Miss Brockhurst lives at the house with her sister Abbie and mother Jennifer.
She said none of them expected to be burgled but it shows how it can happen to anyone so decided to publicise her ordeal on social media as a warning to others.
“The main reason I put it on Facebook was to make people aware of it,” she said.
“It’s not that common in Bexhill but people need to be more aware especially at this time of year.
“I want to raise awareness as it happens a lot this time of year and people need to get it into their heads that it can happen to anyone.”
Anyone with any information is urged to contact police on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101 quoting serial 1070 of 02/12.
Or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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