A Reduit family is appealing for public help after their home was burglarised Friday.
They estimate that the crime occurred between noon and 3:15 p.m.
“All of our jewellery and family heirlooms were taken,” a message posted on social media disclosed.
According to a member of the family who spoke to St Lucia Times, the items had great sentimental value.
One of the items is a watch that has been in the family for over 100 years.
According to the social media post, some of the stolen items had the names ‘Simon’; ‘Tara-Jane’; ‘Deryck’, ‘Collier’ and ‘Athena-Jane’ engraved on them.
“These are items that are difficult to pawn,” the social media post said.
It was explained that the family believes that one burglar gained entry to the home by removing the mosquito net from a back window and somehow detaching burglar bars.
In addition to the jewellery, it was reported that $35 in cash and a modem were also taken.
A television set was left on the patio, leading to the conclusion that the intruder may have been interrupted while in the act and was forced to leave the item behind, a family member said.
A partial footprint was also discovered on the patio.
The family whose home was burglarised has appealed to members of the public who have information about the items to call 485-5900.