Monday 26 February 2018

Please return treasured photos of my late husband

Widow's heartfelt plea for return of stolen laptop and camera

Ryan Tubridy
Ryan Tubridy

Eimear Rabbitte

A Dublin mum is appealing for the return of a stolen camera and laptop containing cherished photos of her late husband who died four months ago.

Cora, who is from Killiney, told RTE's Ryan Tubridy that her house was broken into last Monday while she was collecting her five-year-old son from school.

"There wasn't much to rob in my house, but they got my most treasured possessions which are photographs of my recently deceased husband that were on my laptop," she said.

The photos included images taken on her final holiday with her husband in Edinburgh, during which he was informed by doctors he had cancer.

He died six weeks later in October at the age of 47.


An old iPhone, a Canon DSLR camera and a white Apple laptop were stolen during the break-in, which left the woman's house "upside down".

"I know people say they are just photographs, but it's video as well. I was keeping it for my son, because he is so young. It's going to be hard to remember daddy," Cora said.

"We believed he was going to beat this - that's why it wasn't backed up. We weren't preparing for him to die."

She believes the memory cards may have been dumped in the area, and asked locals in the Vico Road and Killiney areas to keep an eye out for them and, if found, to hand them in to Dun Laoghaire Garda Station.

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