A YOUNG family is appealing for the return of memory cards containing pictures of their daughter’s birth, stolen while they slept on Saturday night.
Emily Dejon-Stewart, 32, woke up on Sunday morning and went about her usual routine. But she soon realised something was amiss.
Emily, who lives in Tranmere with her disabled partner and their two-year-old daughter, told the
: “I went downstairs and the door was open and the light was on but I didn’t think anything of it.
“I ate breakfast and then about 20 minutes later I realised my bag had gone.
“Then I realised my laptop, engagement ring, digital camera, my partner’s Danish passport and iPod had all been taken.”
Emily, a trainee solicitor, thinks the thieves must have forced the front door in the early hours and helped themselves, while they slept upstairs.
She said: “My first thought was realising they had come into the house while we were upstairs and then just the sense of a complete invasion of privacy.
“I’m just glad my daughter hadn’t gone downstairs – to think what could have happened.”
Emily called the police, who began investigating while she took stock of her family’s losses.
Her partner suffers from muscular dystrophy, forcing him to stay housebound and his computer forms a vital link to the world.
And the couple soon realised precious pictures and video footage of their daughter’s birth was on the camera’s memory card and the only back up was on the laptop, which was also stolen.
And so Emily, who originally hails from Paris, is appealing to the thieves’ better instincts and asking them to return the memory cards.
Emily said: “Just keep the camera but give us back the memory sticks.
“We have got video footage and pictures on the digital camera and computer which we are never going to be able to replace.”
A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: “House-to-house enquiries are underway and
is being examined from the area.
“An investigation into the incident is ongoing.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 0151 777 2264 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
I have just been and sorted out the
for police to collect tomorrow. here is some footage.