Cancer mum burgled twice in seven days

IPSWICH: A cancer sufferer has told of her heartache and anger after thieves broke into her home twice in just seven days.

Mum Cindy Holian, of Tuddenham Avenue, spoke out after thieves stole her phones and purse in one break-in and two children’s bikes just days later.

The first incident on June 24, took place while Ms Holian was sleeping. She was not alerted to the incident until police arrived on her doorstep having been called by a neighbour who witnessed the break-in.

Just a week later, on Sunday, Ms Holian was victim to yet another crime when thieves broke into her garden shed and stole two bicycles belonging to two of her daughters, Daisy, nine, and Molly, 11.

Ms Holian is also mum to Violet, three


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“I just couldn’t believe my luck that it happened twice in just a week,” she said.

“I bought my girls those bikes because we have all been through a hell of a year. I was diagnosed with breast cancer last year and have been going through the chemotherapy, radiotherapy and reconstruction surgery.

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“I didn’t really need all this and know I just keep thinking, ‘is it going to happen to me again’.

“My only relief is that the girls weren’t home at the time. Daisy was crying all day when she found out.”

A police spokeswoman said the second incident took place between 8pm on Saturday, June 30 and 10am on Sunday, July 1.

Sgt Danny Cooper from Ipswich Central Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Police are investigating this crime and will be conducting house-to-house enquiries.

“Officers will also be visiting the victim and offering crime reduction advice. If anyone has any information please can they call 101 and speak to Ipswich Central SNT.”

n Floyd Wright, 44, of Blenheim Road, Ipswich, is due to appear in Ipswich Crown Court on Thursday for a preliminary hearing. He was charged in connection with the first burglary on June 24. He is yet to enter a plea.

n Have you been a victim of crime? Write to Your Letters, Ipswich Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or send an e-mail to starletters@archant.co.uk

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