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Burglary, Heaton Grange Area

Hello all, I wonder if you would be kind enough to share the below message please?

Our Mum and Dad's property was burgled whilst they were away between Christmas and the afternoon of 6th Jan 2013. Our family home was completely ransacked and many many items are missing. Our Dad had a cardiac arrest shortly after discovering the break in and died.

The incident occured in the HEATON GRANGE area of ROMFORD. We have reason to believe that the property was accessed at 0:30hrs on Wednesday 2nd January 2013 and again at 3.00am on that date. The property would have remained accessible until Sunday 6th January 2013 and it is possible that return visits may have been made during that period.

... Items missing include a Passport and bank cards in the name of Raymond Grinyer. Many items of jewellery were taken including our Mum's 60th Wedding Anniversary Eternity ring (pictured) . Also an older style very large vodka bottle (pictured) which was full of 20p pieces - this weighed about 2 stone and both these items would be easily recognisable.

If you have any information or can help us in any way whatsoever, however small or insignificant you feel it may be, please call Romford Police. The investigating officer is PC Paterson collar no. 408KU email re incident no. 4393/6 January 2013.

Alternatively, ring 01708 779117 and give information on Crime/Incident no. 5400303/13. This incident is now being treated as more than a burglary.

We appeal to our facebook friends to HIT SHARE and help us pursue justice for our Dad so that he may rest in the knowledge justice has been done. We would be particularly grateful for the word to be spread in and around the Harold Hill/Collier Row, and extended Essex area.

Please please SHARE. Thank you for your support.
The Grinyer Family

I have included the Facebook link below  which includes the photographs - I'll try to upload this here later.  We know this is a long shot but it can't hurt, right?

Many thanks in advance.


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Sorry to hear of this we were burgled twice in ten years its very distressing.
just be certain you never put details of holidays or days away on social media people can see where it was posted and build pictures of your life waiting for the opportunity to strike and steal every thing.
Pat P
So very sorry to learn of your loss, Have posted it on my F/book page , if it helps. My sincere condolenses! I hope they catch them!
Lynne T
So sorry for your loss Laura G. I too was burgled last Christmas and cannot tell you the contempt I feel for the low life that commit these crimes. Broke my heart the personal stuff like pictures in camera and phones never to be replaced. Now use Photobox for instant back ups but too late for lost stuff. Your poor dad must have been devastated. May he rest in peace. These thieves are usually kids and more parents should take note of what their children are doing at night and what they are bringing home. The police were very good to me but ultimately they do not have a lot of power in the courts with these type of low lifes who as far as I'm concerned have no soul. My heart goes out to you.
Raymond P
So sorry to hear about your Mum and dad's place being broken into and all the heartache this has caused them.So sorry to hear about your Dad.Condolences to you and your Mum.
There have been many break ins recently but yours is the saddest.
My heart goes out to all concerned.
May your Dad rest in Peace.
Erica B
Such sad news! I have posted this on Facebook hope you don't mind. Thinking of you all.
Laura G
Thank you everyone, we have been overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers and really appreciate it.  No news yet but if our efforts work we'll keep you posted.  Thanks again.
I shared this on my FB page yesterday and my local friends have shared it too.  So very sorry for your loss Laura. I cannot imagine how you must be feeling.  Your post is doing the rounds of FB which is where I saw it first, people are sharing this and all are disgusted and hurting for you.  Let us hope that someone, somewhere knows something that will help find these evil people so the police can deal with them accordingly.

Deepest sympathy to you and your family.

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