Thieves target home after suicide

Published Wednesday, 14 May 2014
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A Co Down mother has described those responsible for robbing her daughter's home after she took her own life as "absolutely disgusting".

Michelle Lowery from Ballynahinch told UTV that her "heart is broken" after the suicide of 20-year-old Natasha last month.

"Never in a million a years did I ever think I'd lose any of my kids, never," she said.

Less than a week after the grief-stricken family had laid her to rest, opportunists broke into Natasha's house on Hillfoot Crescent, which is not far away from the family home and a stole some of her favourite belongings including her jewellery.

"It's disgusting how somebody, obviously somebody who knew the house was empty and I just couldn't get over them taking the child's jewellery, it was for her close friends and I can't even give them that now," Michelle explained.

Michelle is appealing to the thieves to return her daughter's precious possessions.

She added: "Even if they left it at my front door in the middle of the night or in a chapel or left it somewhere where somebody could find it, at least I'd have her stuff back."

The burglary took place sometime between 8pm on Tuesday 6 May and 1.55pm on Wednesday 7 May.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who has any information to contact them at Ballymena on the new non-emergency number 101.

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17 Comments
JJ in Belfast wrote (75 days ago):
Ah hello Utv welcome back !
leeanne in newtownards wrote (77 days ago):
heartless thugs really hope this family get their daughters belongings back god bless them xx
an average Joe in Belfast wrote (77 days ago):
This is one of the most disrespectful, disgraceful things I've seen. Do the people involved not have any empathy towards a grieving family losing their beautiful daughter so unexpectedly. Hope they get what's coming to them the scum!
love in norn iron wrote (77 days ago):
This story is shocking!! Can not believe people broke into a home and stole stuff of a person who is just buried #puresick i hope the person is caught!! Thoights r with the family i lost a close person to me by suicide and its the most heartbreaking feeling anyone can go through let alone horrible people doong this on the family, so so sad hope all things r returned
l in newtownabbey wrote (77 days ago):
how low can this people get do the right thing this poor family just want her stuff back
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