Brazen thieves snatch bride's personal gifts

A Wigan woman has captured the moment thieves stole priceless possessions, including a personalised wedding gift, from the home she shares with her new husband.

Tuesday, 7th November 2017, 3:13 pm
Updated Monday, 11th December 2017, 5:59 pm
The thieves make off with their haul

Rebecca and Dan Hayes, of Orrell Road, had been enjoying a meal at a relative’s house on Sunday night when they arrived home to find their house trashed and numerous items taken.

The newlyweds noticed that an engraved designer bracelet given to Rebecca by her bridesmaids was among the valuables snatched from their home.

Rebecca, 31, who owns Wigan bakery “Sweet Treats”, told the Observer that she is “devastated” by the burglary which happened in broad daylight.

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The thieves make off with their haul

“It’s unbelievable,” she said. “We were just at my mother-in-law’s having tea when it happened."

The offenders set off the alarm and remained in the property for five to six minutes. They eventually left and can be seen casually walking away with their haul.

Rebecca spoke of her disgust to find that the offenders had used pillowcases from her bedroom to gather up and make off with their loot.

“I’ve never felt so unsafe in my own house,” she added. “It looks like everything they got was out of the main bedroom.

Newlyweds Rebecca Hayes and her husband Dan

“I’ve watched them on our CCTV invade our personal space and even hard faced enough to carry on with the house alarm and security lights going off!!

“Please keep an eye out for expensive bikes and watches being sold please.”

The couple have since had one of their bikes returned after a woman found it dumped and appealed for the owner on a buy and sell page on social media.

Anyone with information about the offenders or goods is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference number 2520 of Sunday, November 5, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The thieves make off with their haul
Newlyweds Rebecca Hayes and her husband Dan