Belfast Telegraph

Wedding ring stolen from car parked at cemetery branded 'despicable act'

The handbag stolen also contained money, cash cards, a passport and other jewellery

The entrance of Ballyclare Cemetery / Credit: Google Maps
The entrance of Ballyclare Cemetery / Credit: Google Maps

A handbag containing a number of personal items, including a wedding ring, has been stolen from a car at a cemetery in a Co Antrim town.

The theft happened at Ballyclare Cemetery on Tuesday at sometime between 4.30pm and 5pm.

The bag contained a sum of money, cash cards, a passport, and a number of items of jewellery.

Included were a signet ring and rose gold wedding ring.

Sergeant Adrian Keon said the items were of "great sentimental value" and the theft was a "despicable act perpetrated against a person visiting the grave of a loved one".

"We would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed this theft, or who is offered this type of jewellery in suspicious circumstances, to contact police in Newtownabbey on 101 quoting reference number 1167 of 06/03/18," he said.

Alternatively information can be given anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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