AN INDIAN man who had €15,000 worth of gold jewellery stolen from his home is urging others not to leave valuable items in their homes.
The man’s home in Midleton was burgled in recent weeks.
Wedding rings, necklaces, bracelets and other items of jewellery were stolen in the raid, along with a new jacket which had only been purchased the day before. The jacket had cost €250.
The man, who does not want to be named, said he and his family were out of their home from 2pm to 8pm on January 20.
They had attended a religious service and visited friends.
He said: “When we came back home, we noticed that something was not right. We keep our gold in a drawer upstairs and it had been taken.”
The jewellery that was taken was 22ct Indian gold, he said.
He added that a friend, also Indian, had jewellery stolen from his home in Carrigtwohill the following weekend. A small amount of jewellery, including a watch, was taken.
He is now urging people who have valuable gold jewellery in their homes to consider their home security measures.
He said: “I want to tell people to mind their jewellery.”
Gardai are investigating the incidents.