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Maldon: Elderly pair's heartache over theft of family heirlooms
Two Maldon pensioners have been left saddened after their prized antique possessions were stolen in a raid.
The grandparents of five, who did not want to be named, had thousands of pounds worth of family heirlooms stolen during a burglary last Tuesday.
Crooks smashed the kitchen window and raided the house in the London Road area between 7.30am and 6.20pm, while the couple were on a day trip to London.
The thieves rifled through desks and drawers downstairs before finding the two miniature paintings and jewellery in a tin box in a bedside cabinet in the bedroom.
The miniatures, which were originally found by the couple in a relative’s loft in Suffolk, are believed to be paintings of one of the couple’s ancestors.
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