Robbers steal three bridesmaids dresses from distressed bride's home
Published 29/03/2014 | 10:27
DJ Ciara King took to the 2fm airwaves to try to find her best friend's three stolen bridesmaid dresses -- and there was a happy ever after ending.
Dublin teacher Noelle DeCourcy will walk down the aisle in June with fiance Andrew Simpson, but during a break-in at their Blackrock apartment over the St Patrick's weekend, her bridesmaid dresses were stolen.
King, who is one of the bridesmaids, took to Twitter and Ryan Tubridy's radio show to find them.
"It's the weirdest thing to steal three bridesmaid dresses," she said. "We didn't want it to overshadow her big day, and only found out this week when we went to send one to one of the bridesmaids in Dubai."
The Fran and Jane dresses had cost €750, meaning that if they had had to be replaced they would have cost more than the bride's dress.
"Noelle and Andrew were away for the weekend and when they came home they discovered their apartment had been broken into, but only the laptop was gone. However, this week they realised the dresses were gone," said King.
"We thought if the robbers were smart enough to steal the dresses they might sell them online, so we took to Twitter to ask people to look out for them."
When the Herald told Fran and Jane about the theft, they went searching their stores for the dresses in the three sizes Noelle had bought.
"Fran and Jane were so upset when they heard and so they kindly came to the rescue and we're collecting our new dresses next Friday," said King.
"Noelle is ecstatic -- she was crying down the phone when I told."