Thief pinches couple’s camcorder with footage of new born baby

Posted on - 12th April, 2012 - 6:32pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News

A couple have had footage of their new born baby stolen from them after a thief made off with their camcorder.


The Sony Handycam HDR-CX115E was pinched from the boot of the couple’s car on Moorfield Drive, Ribbleton – as they were returning from hospital.

The father, 39, was unloading items from his VW Passat at around 1am on Wednesday 11th April when the camcorder was taken.

The victim saw a man running away from the scene along Moorfield Drive in the direction of Ribbleton Avenue.

PC Alan Melling said: “The camcorder contains footage of the victim’s new born baby. This cannot be replaced and is of obviously of great sentimental value to the couple.

“It is highly unlikely that the thief is aware of what is on the camera and I would appeal directly to them to return the camera.

“An investigation is underway and anyone with any information about this offence should contact Lancashire Police on 101.”

People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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