Appeal to trace prosthetic eye stolen in burglary

Published on: 05 Sep 2013

Can you help us find a prosthetic eye and other property stolen in a burglary in Downend?

Thieves broke into a house in Badminton Road between midnight at 4am on Wednesday September 4, forcing a window while the married couple who live there were asleep.

They found the car keys and used them to steal a red Seat Leon, also taking a disabled parking badge, cash, two mobile phones, a flat screen television, figurines and a plain gold ring.

They also took the 79-year-old man’s prosthetic eye, which he has had since an accident at the age of six and describes as ‘part of his body’.

The eye is a blue-green colour and thought to be made of a type of plastic.

DS Jason Hulbert said: “This couple are obviously very upset by the burglary and the theft of their car and other possessions, but it is even more distressing for this gentleman to have lost his prosthetic eye.

“This can have no use or value to the thieves and I would appeal for them to do the right thing and return it.

“I’d ask anyone who has any information which could help our enquiries to call South Gloucestershire police on 101. Alternatively you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call.”

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