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Police appeal after ring theft

Friday June 10 2016


Police are appealing for witnesses Police are appealing for witnesses


POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a callous thief robbed a pensioner in her Hoyland home, punching her in the face before stealing sentimental rings.

66-year-old Mary Ackroyd was robbed of five sentimental rings, including her wedding band and engagement ring, at her home around 6pm on Monday, May 23.

Mary suffered minor injuries to her face during the attack as the thief forced his way into her home.

Mary has since been reunited with her rings, but police are still hunting for the thief.

He is described as 18-years-old, white, of slim build and is believed to have been wearing a navy blue hooded top with the hood up and blue baggy jeans.

Mary said: "I’ve had my wedding ring for 37 years so to be without it for even a day was a horrible feeling. I am so grateful to those who found them.

“What happened was awful, and it has affected me greatly. I am now far more cautious about opening the door to strangers and I always keep my door locked.

“I would urge other elderly residents in the area to be cautious about who they answer the door to and to be aware of their own personal safety.”

Anyone with further information should call 101, quoting incident number 994 of 23 May 2016.

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Reply Posted by Anon on Friday June 10 2016 at 22:33
South yorkshire police rubbish

Reply Posted by Marie Halliday on Saturday June 11 2016 at 16:23
I know MAry she is a wonderful caring woman who lost her soul mate exactly a year ago to this horrible incident Sam would have killed the scum bag as would me and mark let's hope we catch the coward

Reply Posted by Kimberley Brown on Tuesday June 14 2016 at 09:09
They is some nasty people out there Mary I hope you get your rings back and they get the men who as done that to you

Reply Posted by thegrimreaper on Thursday June 23 2016 at 08:57
The reaper desires to punish the thieving scumbags , we must seek and administer
a sound thrashing to the filth