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Family's north Belfast home targeted by thieves after they were taken to hospital by ambulance

Published 25/01/2016

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

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

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

Between 2pm and 11pm on Wednesday January 13 while the residents were out thieves took jewellery and a games console.

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.”

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