Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Couple's shock over theft of garden figurines

A COUPLE in Tresaith are hoping it’s a case of ‘hi-ho hi-ho, it’s off to jail you go’ for thieves who stole three-dozen garden ornaments including a bespoke set of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs from outside their home last month.
Hugh and Joan Barrington awoke to a massive shock on the morning of Saturday, 3 March, after they realised that their large collection of gnomes, statues and ornaments had been stolen from their front garden at Fedwen Cottage in the dead of night.
Joan, 64 and 74-year-old Hugh, told the Cambrian News that the incident had left them shaken and hoped that, with the help of local residents and police, the thieves could be caught.
In what looks like a planned robbery, the thieves made off with the ornaments late on Friday, 2 March or early on Saturday morning.
The ornaments were amassed over a period of 30 years by the couple and have moved with them from house to house.
They included a set of Snow White and the seven dwarfs, bought in Blackpool 25 years ago for £30, while many of the stolen ornaments were presents from family and friends down the years.
One of the couple’s particular favourites, a girl sitting on a bench reading a book, was also taken. Only one gnome now remains.
(Reproduced from Cambrian News,  4th April)
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