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Thieves target family home after they were taken to hospital by ambulance

Published 25/01/2016 | 12:45

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A family's home has been targeted by thieves after they were taken to the hospital by ambulance.

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Police are appealing for information after the family's home was burgled between 2pm and 11pm on Wednesday January 13 while the residents were out.

The thieves took jewellery and a games console.

It happened at a house on Silverstream Road in north Belfast last week.

Detective Sergeant Keith Wilson called the incident "despicable" as the residents were at hospital.

He said: "What makes this incident even more despicable is that the residents were actually at the Royal Victoria Hospital during this time, having been taken there by ambulance that morning

"We believe the callous people responsible for this break-in may have seen the family leaving in the ambulance and saw it as an opportunity to strike.

"They have been left understandably very upset."

"We are appealing to anyone with information that could assist our investigation to get in touch with Musgrave Reactive and Organised Crime on 101.”

Belfast Telegraph

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