Ring theft a devastating loss

Helen Summers with images of her grandmother and the ring. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d424124
Helen Summers with images of her grandmother and the ring. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d424124

‘It was the ring I used to carry around to represent both sides of my family, and one of my grandmothers passed away shortly after I had it made, so it meant something massive to me,’ Ms Summers (25) said.

Thieves broke a dining room window to enter her Haldane Street house about 2.30pm on July 30, before their search of the house found the ring and Ms Summer’s watch that were left near the kitchen sink the previous day.

The thieves also found keys to her father’s VW Touareg 4WD that had still not been recovered late last week.

The ring comprises a section from a 1920s art deco ring and another part from a 1950s ring previously worn by Ms Summers’ other grandmother.

‘The theft of the ring in question was very unfortunate due to the significant sentimental value and Cottesloe Police have received pictures of the unique item to assist with inquiries,’ Senior Sergeant Mic Dalla-Costa said.

He said a forensic examination of the house had failed to identify a suspect, but the investigation may progress when the VW was found.

See Streetwatch, page 12