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Daylight robbery sees thieves take off with pictures of widow's recently deceased husband

Devices stolen contained memories of Cora’s last eight months with her husband.

Image: Shutterstock/Sergey Mironov

A WOMAN HAS made an impassioned plea for thieves to return a stolen laptop that holds the final pictures of her deceased husband.

The woman named Cora is from the Killiney area of Dublin and had her house broken into while on the school run with her five-year-old son.

Speaking on The Ryan Tubridy Show on RTÉ Radio One this morning, she said:

There wasn’t really much to rob in my house, but they got away with my most treasured possession, which were photographs of my recently deceased husband.

Meeting gardaí at her home, she found that it had been ransacked and a laptop, an old iPhone and a Canon camera had all been taken – three devices that held photographs from the last eight months of her late husband’s life.

She said that among the pictures were memories from the couple’s last holiday in Edinburgh in August.

By the end of October her 47-year-old spouse had passed away.

“I was actually beginning to feel more normal this week. And then this happened this week. It’s put me back to hearing about my husband’s death again. It’s like a second death to tell you the truth,” Cora went on.

She also appealed to anyone who might be able to help her get the pictures back to contact gardaí in Dún Laoghaire.

She said that as the items taken were very old, there was a chance that they had been dumped in the Killiney area or near Dalkey’s Vico Road.

You can listen to Cora’s story here. 

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