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Red Lodge house ransacked by thieves in latest raid

David Sewell in his Red Lodge house
David Sewell in his Red Lodge house

A Red Lodge pensioner has warned people to make sure their properties are secure after his house was ransacked by burglars.

David Sewell’s Heatherset Way home is the latest to be broken into after a string of burglaries on the same street, where thieves had already targeted two other homes in the space of a month.

The retired butcher and his wife Angela returned from a caravan holiday in Caister on Monday to find their home had been burgled by thieves who had climbed over a garden fence and smashed their way in through the conservatory.

Once inside, they had gone through the house and the couple’s personal belongings, emptying kitchen cupboards, sideboards and wardrobes.

“They ransacked all of our personal property,” said David.

“My house does not feel the same now. I have had intruders in it.

“Last night I didn’t go to bed in case they came back,” said the 68 year old.

“It seems like you can’t leave your house now – it is as if you’re a prisoner in your own home.”

Despite going through the house, the thieves only stole a rare leather motorcycle mask which David got as a present about eight years ago, and had sentimental value.

He said he wanted to warn people to check their homes were secure and make sure they always looked occupied. “We think the thieves are watching the houses and are trying the doors in Red Lodge. They are even knocking on doors to see who is in the house.”

David, who has lived in the house since 1991, has now spent £500 on an alarm system.


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