Burglars steal cancer medication

Police investigating an alleged burglary at home in Rossington, Doncaster where a number of chemotherapy tablets in packets labelled ‘Monday to Friday’ are also believed to have been taken

It is believed to have occurred between 8.30am and 9.15am on Tuesday, 21 May, 2013 at an address on Smillie Road, Rossington. It is believed that thieves used ladders to gain entry to an upstairs rear window and searched the property.

A number of items are thought to have been taken from the property along with the medication including a Nintendo Wii with 30 games, a Toshiba laptop, a Nintendo 3DS, two ladies watches, a Pandora bracelet with 12 charms, ladies perfume, cash and alcohol.

We are keen to recover the stolen property and trace the people responsible for this incident. All burglaries have a massive impact on the families involved, but this incident especially has made a dramatic impact on the family, due to the medication and family items taken. We encourage anyone with information to call 101.

– Sgt Russ Higham

One of the items taken during the burglary was an envelope titled ‘Race for Life’ which included sponsorship money raised for cancer research. This has been a distressing time for our family and we are saddened by the thought that someone could not only steal personal items and medication from us, but also steal money intended for charity.

– Woman from the home (who didn't want to be named)