A SHELLEY woman has warned the community to lock their doors and secure important items after a thief stole the Rossmoyne Ladies Probus Club collar during a home invasion.
Kaye Adair said her morning routine was shaken when last month someone broke into her home around 7am while she was awake.
The thieves, who entered through a sliding door, fled with the Probus items after they were disturbed, leaving behind a shoe, blood and a glove.
Mrs Adair said the club was mourning the loss of the collar, which had the names of past presidents dating back 30 years.
“The collar would be worthless to whoever’s stolen it, but it is worth a lot to the club,” Mrs Adair said.
Mrs Adair said she was worried the collar, which is a dark red ribbon adorned with engraved badges, was put in the bin or discarded when the thief realised it was essentially worthless.
She urged the community to look out for it, but said she was eager to warn people against complacency in their own homes.
“I’m ok now, but being home during a home invasion makes you unnerved,” she said.
“So I just want to remind people to not be complacent and to lock their doors, we were lucky we weren’t hurt.”
If you see a collar similar to that described contact CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.