Father appeals to burglars who stole precious family videos
A father of three has appealed to robbers who ransacked his home to return a collection of DVDs containing "priceless" family memories including the birth of his third child.
Brett Graham, from Oakway, Raynes Park, returned home on Tuesday, August 14, to find his home turned upside down by burglars while the house was empty.
The thieves made off with many of the families valuables including jewellery, cufflinks, a video games console, camera and video cameras which contained the precious family memories.
Mr Graham said: "As much as the video and camera and jewellery are fairly valuable, our main concern was that in the video camera there were three discs with video of the last year’s worth of the kids.
"My third child was born three months ago so it was her first few days, my son’s first sports day and my daughter’s second birthday - memories of the kids that are irreplaceable.
"I’m not fussed about the valuables - obviously the DVDs are of most value to us."
The thieves forced entry to the property by popping the lock mechanism of the couple’s sliding doors.
Mr Graham said: "The locksmith said it would have taken them about two minutes.
"Once they were in, and realised no one was there, they were there for quite a long time.
"There were no finger prints as they had worn gloves.
"Since then we have come up with a solution to make it physically impossible to slide the door open which was the main concern.
"We have never experienced this before living in London and it was a bit of a shock that they were able to get in."
Appealing to the burglar’s conscience, Mr Graham said: "Perhaps they need those valuables and money more that I do but I’m interested in memories of my kids I’m unable to replace as a result of these going missing.
"I would appeal to any ounce of good will for them to return these discs to us - that is all we are interested in."